Improving Immigrant Mothers’ Maternal Outcomes through Health Advocacy, Equity, and Literacy
The 3rd Annual Immigrant and Refugee Health Conference will focus on the subject of 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 present an opportunity to educate participants on some of the health challenges faced by expectant refugees and immigrants. The conference seeks to provide 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. The conference will discuss the peripartum period barriers to care faced by immigrant and refugee mothers, as well as how current policies and procedures are affecting access to care. Local and national experts will provide invaluable presentations related to providing immigrants and refugees with accurate, culturally sensitive information and care. The conference will use PowerPoint presentations, speakers, and panel discussions focusing on target subtopics such as breastfeeding, patient advocacy, public benefit programs, health literacy, health equity, and more.
Physicians, Nursing, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors
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.