Kent H, Johnson K, Curtis M, Hood JR, Atrash H. 2006. Proceedings of the Preconception Health and Health Care Clinical, Public Health, and Consumer Workgroup Meetings: June 27-28, 2006—Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta, GA: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, 30 pp.
Annotation: These proceedings summarize the strategies that emerged from the June 2006 workgroup meetings convened to discuss how to translate recommendations into action in improving preconception health and health care in the United States. Topics include the role of preconception care in improving birth outcomes; risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes; issues for clinical, public health, and consumer workgroups; and core strategies for state and local levels. Contents include (1) background on the recommendations, (2) moving recommendations to action with guidance of key stakeholders, and (3) implementing the strategies. Additional information is provided on the workgroup members activities. The appendix lists the workgroup participants and members and provides information on research recommendations and examples of state and local initiatives.
Contact: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd Available from the website.
Keywords: Conferences, Local initiatives, MCH research, Preconception care, Pregnancy outcome, Prenatal care, Risk factors, State initiatives, Strategic plans