PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker - Improving preconception health: Findings from a pilot randomized controlled trial of an interconception intervention delivered by public health nursesThere is growing evidence that preconception health (PCH) impacts perinatal outcomes. Consistent with Ontario Public Health Standards for healthy growth and development, public health interventions are increasingly being used to improve Ontarians’ PCH. Difficulty in engaging reproductive-aged individuals in health promotion activities is a barrier to effective implementation of these interventions.
The interconception period (spanning from the end of a woman’s pregnancy to the start of the next pregnancy), is an important subsection of PCH. Following a first pregnancy, many women are already connected with public health programs. Since most women go on to have a second pregnancy and many risk factors are repeated across pregnancies, the interconception period may be a key opportunity to promote health.
We developed and piloted an interconception intervention delivered by public health nurses in three Ontario health units. This session will highlight our findings and discuss implications for development of future PCH interventions.
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave. Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V2- Boardroom 350
Topics: Health Promotion
Type: PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker
Format: In Person; Webinar
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Presenter: Hilary Brown, Shelley Charbonneau and Catriona MillHilary Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.
Shelley Charbonneau is a Public Health Nurse with the Healthy Growth and Development Team at Chatham Kent Public Health.
Catriona Mill is Acting Manager in the Child Health and Development Directorate at Toronto Public Health and a member of the Ontario Public Health Association Reproductive Health Workgroup.
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