Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies During Public Health Emergencies
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 1:00pm (Eastern Time)
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, joined the EPIC team to discuss how to reduce risks faced by pregnant women and babies during emergencies.
Please review the recorded discussion on the impact of public health emergencies on pregnant women and babies. This webinar discussed 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.
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
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)
- Public health professionals
- Emergency responders
- Program managers
- Certified health educators
- Pregnant women
- Community leaders
- Family members of pregnant women and babies
- Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
As of September 2020, this course is no longer offering CE credits but is still available for viewing.