Mother’s Health Issues

March 21, 2014: Watch and Read About the Meeting

Meeting Summary
Meeting Video

Meeting Objectives

  • Identify interventions to reduce the impact of smoking on infant mortality
  • Identify opportunities to improve prenatal care, particularly for high risk women
  • Identify opportunities to improve home visiting in our community


Welcome and Objectives for the Meeting

Michael Fiorile, President and CEO, Dispatch Printing Company
Task Force Co-Chair

Donna James, Managing Director, Lardon and Associates, LLC
Task Force Co-Chair

Smoking: A Risk Across the Life Course

Mary Ellen Wewers RN, PhD, MPH
Professor, College of Public Health
The Ohio State University

Wewers Presentation
Smoking Resource Guide

The Role of Prenatal Care in Reducing Infant Mortality In Franklin County
An Interview with Arden Handler, DrPH

Facilitator: Kelly Kelleher, MD
Vice President of Community Health and Services Research
Director, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at The Research Institute
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Handler Presentation

→ Prenatal Care Resource Guide

Recommendations Roundtables

Roundtable discussions guided by subject matter experts to consider
recommendations on the following:

Prenatal Care: The Patient Perspective
Expert: Sonia Booker,
Manager, Wellness on Wheels, OhioHealth

Prenatal Care: The Provider Perspective
Expert: Ngozi Osuagwu, MD
Practicing OB/GYN, OhioHealth

Prenatal Care: The Policy Perspective
Expert: Mary S. Applegate, MD
Medical Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid

Smoking Across the Life Course
Expert: Mary Ellen Wewers, RN, PhD, MPH
Professor, The Ohio State University College of Public Health

Prenatal Care Table Exercise

Maximizing Opportunity with Home Visiting Services

Mark Chaffin, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of Research in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Chaffin Presentation

Home Visiting Resource Guide

Table Exercise

Home Visiting Table Exercise

Closing Comments & Adjourn

Additional Materials

CDC Smoking Fact Sheet

Ohio Smoking Fact Sheet

Pediatrics and Home Visiting