Enduring Material: Improving Immigrant Mothers’ Maternal Outcomes through Health Advocacy, Equity, and Literacy

The third annual Immigrant and Refugee Health Conference will focus on maternal health. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, people of color will represent most of the U.S. population by 2050, yet significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in women’s health and health care. Although socioeconomic status accounts for some of these disparities, factors at the patient, practitioner, and health care system levels contribute to existing and evolving disparities in women’s health outcomes. 


The conference will focus on some of the health challenges faced by expectant refugees and immigrants, offering critical understanding and practical knowledge that can be used to enrich providers’ competency and skills to foster a culture of health advocacy, equity, and literacy. Local and national experts will discuss peripartum period barriers to care faced by immigrant and refugee mothers,  how current policies and procedures affect access to care, and providing immigrants and refugees with accurate, culturally sensitive information and care.
Subtopics will include breastfeeding, patient advocacy, public benefit programs, health literacy, and health equity.

 

 

Physicians$50
Other Healthcare$30
Community$20

Target Audience

This conference is intended for medical providers, physicians, social workers, case workers, nursing professionals, health care providers, human services providers, and community members.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify how to understand the need of immigrant and refugee mothers and how to provide culturally competent care.
  2. Design new maternal health interventions of care specific to immigrant patients.
  3. Discuss care plans that take cultural aspects into consideration when treating immigrant mothers.
  4. Identify existing resources and providers that are specialized in providing care to immigrant mothers.
  5. Discuss communication skills that apply to cultural competency, humility, and intercultural practice.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 APA
  • 4.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/20/2020
Course expires: 
10/20/2022
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
0

Course director
Eric Lantzman, MD

Co-Director of Division of Family Planning and Ryan Program Allegheny Women’s Health

Keynote speakers
Rose L. Molina, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical 
Center and The Dimock Center
Harvard Medical School

Ngozi Tibbs, MPH, LCCE, IBCLC
Maternal and Child Health Educator, Lactation Consultant,
Founder
Sankofa Childbirth Education and Lactation Services


Invited faculty
Beda Dhital, MA
Medical Assistant Allegheny Women’s Health
Leslie Hernandez, BSW,BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network


Katie Hyre, LCCE
Project Coordinator Center for Inclusion Health Allegheny Health Network


Hanifa Nakiryowa, MA, MID
Global Health Associate Jewish Healthcare Foundation


Aurora Ortiz, B.S., BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network


Prita Pradhan, BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network


Amira Seoudy, B.A., AST, BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network


Marcela Anita Souza, LCCE, BD (DONA), CLC
Childbirth Educator and Doula


Pabitra Timsina, BD
Doula/Community Health Worker Allegheny Health Network


Syreeta Gordon, BD
Founder & Operations Director Kangaroo Birthing &
Maternity Concierge

Accreditation

Physicians: Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Total credits to be determined.

Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

CE for Psychologists
Allegheny Health Network is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny Health Network maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Credits to be determined.


CE for Social Workers
Allegheny Health Network is an approved provider for APA credits for psychologists. Credits to be determined. Social workers may claim credits for attending educational courses and programs delivered by pre-approved providers, such as the American Psychological Association (refer to CE for Psychologists above). For verification, please refer to Continuing Education Regulations § 47.36 #(6) (ix) found at www.dos.state.pa.us/social.

Available Credit

  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 APA
  • 4.75 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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