VDH: Impact of Domestic Violence on Perinatal Health Outcomes (Project Connect Training Module 3)

This module, part of the blended learning series, Project Connect: Creating Futures Without Violence, covers the impact of domestic violence on perinatal health outcomes. Improving perinatal and birth outcomes are core goals for many home visitation programs. This module makes the connection between pregnancy and domestic violence including associated risk behaviors around the time of pregnancy that are associated with poor birth outcomes, low birth weight, interference with breastfeeding, and postpartum depression.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least three effects of domestic violence on women’s risk behaviors during pregnancy
  2. List at least two effects of domestic violence on birth outcomes
  3. Describe the connection between domestic violence and breastfeeding

Breastfeeding EBP Implementation Intimate Partner Violence

Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Application of CDC’s Evidence-based Contraception Guidance

The course provides an overview of the current trends in teen pregnancy as well as the efforts health care providers can make among teens to increase use of effective contraception according to the CDC’s Evidence-Based Contraception Guidance. Presented in May, 2014

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the trends in teen pregnancy, sexual behavior and contraceptive use.
  2. Describe current contraceptive methods available to teens.
  3. Describe the current evidence-based recommendations about the safety and effectiveness of contraceptive methods for teens.
  4. Provide clinical preventive services to improve outcomes and quality of life.

EBP Implementation Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic

Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic” is an updated online training, based on the “Virtual Practicum” model. This program offers various learning tools, including:interactive case simulations and comprehensive discussions of the patient visits, mini-lectures on relevant topics from leading experts, interviews with real patients who have quit, a dedicated web site of pertinent links and office resources.

EBP Implementation Tobacco Cessation

Life Course Nutrition: Maternal and Child Health Strategies in Public Health

Is your health agency interested in preventing chronic disease? There is growing evidence that nutrition and growth in early life—during pregnancy, infancy and childhood—has an impact on chronic disease in adulthood. When state and local public health departments take steps to ensure the nutritional health of mothers and children they invest in the future health of the communities they serve. This module, based on a life course framework, is designed to help public health leaders describe the role of maternal and child nutrition in population health and identify actions they can take to create equitable access to healthy foods and food environments By the end of the module you will be able to use the life course framework to design effective nutrition initiatives to improve population health.

Chronic Disease Life Course Model Nutrition Prevention

Implementation of Healthy Maternity Policies

This webinar highlights successful strategies and best practices that have been implemented in the North Dakota and Nevada state health agencies to encourage breastfeeding and to help new parents return to work. In addition, Virginia describes how they work with businesses in their state to develop breastfeeding policies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of ASTHO’s environmental scan of worksite wellness programs and policies in state health agencies
  2. Provide examples of how state health agencies can support and implement effective healthy maternity policies within their department.
  3. Provide examples of how state health agencies can support local business to develop and implement their own healthy maternity policies.

Breastfeeding EBP Implementation

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