Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies During Public Health Emergencies

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 1:00pm (Eastern Time)

Overview

Pregnant women and babies may face greater challenges and be more severely affected during public health emergencies. Two CDC centers, the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, will join the EPIC team to discuss how to reduce risks faced by pregnant women and babies during emergencies.

Please join CDC’s EPIC team, the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for a discussion on the impact of public health emergencies on pregnant women and babies. This webinar will discuss how pregnant women, community leaders, and family members can reduce risks pregnant women and babies may face during disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other emergencies.

Webinar participants and viewers will accomplish the following:

  • Describe CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Describe the topic’s implications for respective constituents.
  • Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats.
  • Identify reliable information resources for the topic.
  • Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.

Call Slides: View NowCdc-pdf

Sascha Ellington, MSPH
Emergency Preparedness and Response Team Lead
Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Kara Polen, MPH
Communications Lead
Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on 8/22/2018: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
  • Web-on-demand training will be available in September
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)

None

  • Public health professionals
  • Administrators
  • Emergency responders
  • Program managers
  • Certified health educators
  • Pregnant women
  • Community leaders
  • Family members of pregnant women and babies
  • Contact Information: epic@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communication Branch
  • Method of Participation: You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees: None. EPIC webinars are free.

“WC4028” for attendees who participate in the live call (must be completed by September 24, 2018)
“WD4028” for attendees who participate in the online presentation (must be completed by September 25, 2020)

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)
In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WCWD4028- Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) Conference Calls, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps.
Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/GetCE.

Pass the posttest at 83% at www.cdc.gov/GetCE.

Accreditation Statements:

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Page last reviewed: August 13, 2018