Engaging With Your Maternal Mortality Review Committee: What Healthy Start Grantees Need to Know

With the connection between maternal mortality and infant mortality, it is important for Healthy Start grantees to join efforts to support translating data into population-based action, through engaging with their state maternal mortality review committees (MMRCs). MMRCs craft recommendations deliberating the causes, critical factors, and preventability of individual maternal deaths.

This webinar will provide an overview of the purpose and goals of maternal mortality review committees, their purpose and how Healthy Start grantees can get involved. Julie Zaharatos, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide the MMRC overview and Ms. Lo Berry, President and CEO with REACHUP, a Healthy Start Grantee in Florida, will share her experience joining the Florida MMRC and how she’s leveraged this engagement to support her Healthy Start work and beyond. Resources and references will be shared.

Recommended Audience: All Healthy Start Grantees are encouraged to attend

  • We recommend that grantees who are currently on their MMRC attend and consider sharing their experience and examples
  • We also recommend grantees that are engaged with their Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committees attend
  • We also recommend grantees who have not yet contacted their State about joining their MMRC attend

Webinar Materials:

Data Utilization Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Ask the Expert: Data Security 101: HIPAA Privacy Rule Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about HIPAA provisions and data security requirements as they relate to your Healthy Start program? Are you wondering when it applies to your data sharing? Would you like to hear best practices? If so, please join this Ask the Expert webinar where we will cover an overview of HIPAA and a deep dive into the Privacy Notice. Cases and examples of Privacy Notices will be shared.

Recommended Audience: Healthy Start Grantees that are NOT located at a FQHC or Health Department (HD), who want to know more about HIPAA, Privacy Rules and Requirements

Note: Healthy Start grantees that are affiliated with FQHCs and HDs should consult their offices for HIPAA training.


Data Utilization

Cultural Competence and Global Leadership

This program is targeted to a public health audience and covers some key definitions and concepts included in the Cultural Competence Continuum. It looks at changes in demographics and what it means in terms of health disparities for racial and ethnic minority populations. The program discusses the rationale for cultural competence and reviews research conducted during the last 30 years on cultural differences and global leadership. Participants will learn about:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Cultural Competence
  2. Changes in Demographics
  3. Health Disparities
  4. Rational for Cultural Competence
  5. Cultural Intelligence
  6. Intercultural Conflict Style and Strategies

Community Needs Assessment Cultural Competence Data Utilization Health Equity

Making Data, Policy and Politics Work for Public Health

This self-paced online course focuses on the important role of health-related data in formulating effective public health policy in the context of a political society. In a hands-on format, this course helps public health decision makers examine how public health stakeholders and policymakers can select appropriate data sources, use data responsibly, and represent important public health issues in a data-driven way. At the same time, the interplay of politics, public health, and health research is highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of providing a scientific and data-driven foundation in policy making and goal-setting
  2. Locate appropriate and reliable sources of public health scientific and data information
  3. Interpret health-related data in a policy or political context
  4. Communicate research data findings to public health stakeholders
  5. Explain how to translate data into usable information Identify gaps in health research information

Data Utilization Policy Program evaluation

Economic Evaluation for Public Health

Evidence-based public health is a decision making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. This webcast will describe key components of economic evaluation and illustrate using economic evaluation analysis tools in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies. The major types of economic evaluation will be discussed and differences among them will be highlighted. ROI as an economic evaluation outcome in public health will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe key components of economic evaluation in public health.
  2. Identify differences between types of economic evaluations.
  3. Describe Return on Investment (ROI) as an outcome of economic analysis.
  4. Use economic analysis as a tool in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies.

Data Utilization EBP Implementation Program evaluation

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