Every Woman NC 2014 Webinar Series

Our 2014 webinar series is one of the Campaign’s biggest undertakings this year, and we want to make sure everyone knows about this great opportunity!  

Six webinars will be available for providers to choose from—two each in February, March, and April. Each webinar will focus on a different key preconception health topic. Within each topic there will be some common themes: an update on the current state of the issue; discussion of strategies for counseling patients/consumers; and resources and tips for implementing agency changes that support women and promote healthy behaviors preconceptionally.

NCPHC developed this webinar series for agencies, particularly private practices, which have difficulty bringing staff together for in-office trainings. These webinars are scheduled at lunch time and on alternate days of the week in an effort to be as accessible as possible for our busy health care providers. We encourage you to attend as many as you can!

Anyone who works with women of childbearing age is encouraged to participate in any or all of the webinars. Plus, FREE continuing education credits will be available for each! If you cannot attend a webinar, the slides will be posted to the EveryWomanNC site for you to review at a later date. 

Check out the description below for topics, dates, and registration links for all of our preconception health webinars. We look forward to having you join us!

Reproductive Life Planning: Simple strategies to help your patients plan ahead
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Rovonda Bradford, MA and Sarah Wright, MA
Click here to register now for this webinar.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the role of preconception health counseling in women’s health services
  • Increase knowledge about the key components of reproductive life planning
  • Understand how reproductive life planning relates to opportunistic preconception health counseling 
  • Increase awareness about the importance of counseling all female patients of childbearing age about reproductive life planning
  • Improve reproductive life planning counseling skills 
  • Develop strategies to improve reproductive life planning service delivery   

Intended audience: outreach workers, nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, nutritionists, etc. 

Free CEUs, CMEs and CNEs available!

Young Women & Tobacco: Using the 5As to help women quit
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Brenda Stubbs and Sarah Wright, MA
Click here to register now for this webinar.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the role of preconception health counseling in women’s health services
  • Understand how smoking cessation relates to opportunistic preconception health counseling
  • Increase awareness about trends in smoking before, during and after pregnancy and the influencing role of the health care provider
  • Increase awareness about the need for tobacco cessation in high need populations to improve birth outcomes
  • Improve counseling skill set using the 5 A’s approach with all young women of childbearing age 
  • Improve service delivery to extend provider practice standards for smoking cessation counseling services to 12 months postpartum
  • Improve service delivery to address postpartum “relapse” 

Intended audience: outreach workers, nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, nutritionists, etc. 

Free CEUs, CMEs and CNEs available!

Healthy Weight Matters: Young women and the reproductive health consequences of obesity
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Steffie Duginske and Sarah Wright, MA
Click here to register now for this webinar.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the role of preconception health counseling in women’s health services
  • Understand the relationship between healthy weight status and opportunistic preconception health counseling
  • Understand trends in overweight/obesity for women of childbearing age
  • Increase awareness about the connections between weight status and birth outcomes
  • Improve weight status assessment and counseling skills
  • Increase awareness of healthy weight resources for  patients and providers

Intended audience: outreach workers, nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, nutritionists, etc. 

Free CEUs, CMEs and CNEs available!

Folic Acid and Multivitamins: Preventing neural tube defects in North Carolina
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Rovonda Bradford, MA and Steffie Duginskie
Click here to register now for this webinar.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the role of preconception health counseling in women’s health services
  • Understand the relationship between daily folic acid consumption and opportunistic preconception health counseling
  • Understand the importance of daily folic acid consumption in preventing neural tube defects (NTDs)
  • Increase awareness of current recommendations for folic acid consumption
  • Develop strategies for counseling women about folic acid in a manner relevant to their unique ages and perspectives 
  • Increase awareness of barriers to daily multivitamin consumption and methods of addressing these barriers

Intended audience: outreach workers, nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, nutritionists, etc. 

Free CEUs, CMEs and CNEs available!

The Circle of Care for Women: The role of early and effective utilization of prenatal care
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Rovonda Bradford, MA and Brenda Stubbs
Click here to register now for this webinar.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the role of preconception health counseling in women’s health services
  • Understand the relationship between early and effective utilization of prenatal care and opportunistic preconception health counseling
  • Increase knowledge about current status of prenatal care among young mothers
  • Increase awareness of the importance of early entry and the maternal and child health risks of late entry
  • Increase awareness of the varied components of prenatal care 
  • Develop strategies for assessing their local prenatal care services and barriers to early entry 

Intended audience: outreach workers, nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, nutritionists, etc. 

Free CEUs, CMEs and CNEs available!

The Affordable Care Act: Services that support women of childbearing age
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Steffie Duginske and Brenda Stubbs
Click here to register now for this webinar.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the role of preconception health counseling in women’s health services
  • Understand how the Affordable Care Act supports preconception health and opportunistic preconception health counseling
  • Define the basic goals and constructs of the Affordable Care Act
  • Discuss how the decision not to expand Medicaid in North Carolina impacts insurance coverage in the state
  • Understand the difference in covered services before and after implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Understand ways the Affordable Care Act may influence the daily practice of health care providers in North Carolina who treat women of childbearing age

Intended audience: outreach workers, nurses, physicians, mid-level providers, social workers, health educators, medical assistants, nutritionists, etc. 

Free CEUs, CMEs and CNEs available!

Revised: May 1, 2014

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