Maternal and Child Health Conference

April 8 – 9, 2021 | Online

Maternal and Child Health Conference

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Join us for our free virtual Maternal and Child Health Conference, designed to connect providers, researchers and stakeholders from diverse disciplines for two half-days of learning on this year’s theme:

Resiliency in Maternal and Child Health Populations

In the time of COVID-19, racial conflict, natural disasters and global unrest, health disparities have been magnified, especially for women, children and underserved groups. Now more than ever, we need to understand and support factors that promote resilience in maternal and child health (MCH) populations.

The conference is hosted by Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions Maternal and Child Health Translational Team. Learn more about the conference schedule and register.

Goals and objectives 

The goal is to effectively and efficiently contribute to and foster a community of practice for clinicians, researchers and the next generation of maternal and child health professionals in the state of Arizona. This activity will present emerging practice and research findings in maternal and child health.

Participant objectives

  1. Describe at least four areas of emerging research and practice (abstracts).
  2. List one historical, one present, and one future issue for MCH (opening session).
  3. Practice having difficult conversations on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion (skill building sessions).
  4. Describe at least one approach to do differently when engaging families and youth to promote resiliency (family and youth panel).
  5. Use at least one strategy to improve patient/client/community health outcomes.

Continuing education credits

The Maternal Child Health Conference is approved for continuing professional education credits from these organizations:

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationJointly Accredited Program logo

In support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center to provide continuing education for the health care team. The Maternal Child Health Conference is approved for 9 hours of continuing professional education credits.

American Psychological AssociationAmerican Psychological Association logo

Continuing Education credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association Office of Continuing Education in Psychology. The APA CEP office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. The Maternal Child Health Conference is approved for 9 hours of continuing professional education credits.

Association of Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education ProgramACE ASWB approved continuing education logo

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Arizona State University is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education program.  Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.  Arizona State University maintains responsibility for this course.  Social workers completing this course receive 9 credit hours of continuing education credits per individual session.

Interprofessional Continuing Education CreditIPCE Credit logo

This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 9 Interprofessional Continuing Education credits for learning and change.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration
Continuing Professional Education Units for Registered Dietitians (RD/RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs), are provided through the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This conference is offered for 8.0 CPEUs.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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This conference is offered for up to 0.9 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related).

Arizona State University is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This conference is offered for 0.9 ASHA CEU Intermediate Level, Related. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.The authors presenting have no relevant financial or nonfinancial disclosures to make. Financial disclosure statements

A portion of this conference is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of Maternal Child Health Bureau Nutrition Training Grant, The TRANSCEND Program in Maternal Child Health Nutrition and Childhood Obesity Prevention (T79MC31884; PI: Bruening). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.