Each speaker will discuss how the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts MCH health.
Child Health and Role of the Medical Home, Community Partners and Family Centered Approaches to Care
Renee Turchi, MD, MPH, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Drexel College of Medicine, Clinical Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health
With the growing evidence of the impact of trauma, sociodemographic factors and environment on well-being, optimizing health care delivery and community partnerships are vital to our children’s health. The medical home approach to care can foster optimal health care and quality of life for children and their families. This talk will provide an overview of the value of the approach of medical home, care integration and family centered care as opportunities to partner with children and families in our communities.Protecting and Promoting the Health of Women and Children
Leslie M. Kantor, PhD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban-Global Public Health, Rutgers School of Public Health
The United States is increasingly two different countries when it comes to many public health issues, particularly sexual and reproductive health. From sex education to birth control and abortion and maternal healthcare, where people live in the country drives whether they are likely to get the education and care they need. Even within states with greater access, such as New Jersey, persistent inequities have led to significant disparities across critical public health indicators including maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity, the likelihood of experiencing an unintended pregnancy, and the likelihood of using the most effective methods of contraception. This presentation will provide an overview and key policy decisions to watch for, such as the upcoming Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v Gee. Learn more about the Delta Omega Chapter at Drexel.
Yvonne L. Michael, ScD, SM Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health