Training Videos

A Practical Introduction to Improvement and Implementation

Caitlin Williams, MSPH, MSW

This webinar dives into the importance of equitably improving outcomes for moms and babies through implementation science as well as having a thorough understanding of structural and social determinants of health. The stages of implementation are discussed as well as the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles as an example of a quality improvement tool.

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Best Practices for Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Discussion with Project CARA, UNC Horizons and TIDES

Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, FNP-BC + Melinda Ramage, MSN, FNP-BC, CARN-AP and Skip Johnstone, MBA, MD, JD

Project CARA, UNC Horizons, and TIDES collaborated to discuss the best practices for perinatal substance use disorder treatment, such as perinatal substance use screening, transitions of care, and harm reduction techniques. The presenters debunked several myths surrounding perinatal substance use disorder and discussed how to best provide proper care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Childbirth Educators, Doulas and Providers - The Importance of Collaboration

Daijah Davis, MPH

This webinar focuses on the value and importance of doulas and childbirth educators and the collaboration between clinical workers and birth workers. The collaboration between clinical and birth workers follows the “Golden Rule” of mutual professional respect which embraces shared decision-making and Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles for implementation.

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Culturally Appropriate Birthing Education

Janalynn Beste, MD

Dr. Janalynn Beste presents the importance of practicing cultural humility as a clinician. Finding equity through structural competency, quality improvement tools, and interprofessional collaboration are all thoroughly discussed.

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Ensuring Positive Pregnancy and Birth Experiences for All

Caitlin Williams, MSPH, MSW

Understanding the importance of a positive birthing experience for all regardless of the unexpected challenges that may arise is imperative in improving maternal health outcomes. Obstetric mistreatment can be avoided by listening to birthing people, understanding the role of doulas and birth companions, abiding by the respectful maternity care charter, and implementing Plan-Do-Study-Act quality improvement tools.

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Family Support for Reaching Lactation Goals: Supporting the Dyad in Emergency Situations

Georganna Cogburn, MSHE, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC

Breastfeeding is widely recommended from different professional organizations, yet the decision to breastfeed is influenced by a wide variety of factors. Because breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions in ensuring child health and survival, it is essential to provide support in order to reach lactation goals, especially in emergency situations.

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IMPLICIT ICC: Improving Birth Outcomes through Interconception Care at Well Child Visits

Lisa Schlar, MD

The IMPLICIT Network is a learning collaborative focused on minimizing preterm and low birth weight infants through continuous improvement techniques. The IMPLICIT model focuses on interventions for smoking, depression, family planning, birth spacing, and multivitamin with folic acid use as a means to achieve better health outcomes for infants and birthing people.

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Improving Counseling, Initiation and Access to Post-Partum Contraception

Brigid Wilson, MD

This webinar focuses on the importance of counseling, available contraception options, potential barriers to postpartum contraception, and the resources clinicians and patients can use to increase access. This informative session will help guide clinicians in their role as an advocate for postpartum contraception.

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Improving health by transforming care through Centering® groups

Carmen Strickland, MD and Victoria Jackson, MPH

The Centering Group Model through the Centering Healthcare Institute aims to improve health, transform care, and disrupt inequitable systems. Centering is a patient-centered framework for providing healthcare in a group format by replacing individual appointments with group appointments in an attempt to engage patients in their own care and connect them to other patients and support services.

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Maternal Health in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Supporting Optimal Outcomes

Narges Farahi, MD

This presentation focuses on different barriers and techniques used to provide optimal maternal health outcomes in immigrant and refugee communities. Specific recommendations are provided to aid clinicians in giving the best care.

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MIND THE GAP: Top 5 Holes NC Providers Miss Delivering Interpregnancy Care

Keyona Oni, MD

If physicians are suited to understand the top five gaps in delivering interpregnancy care, birthing people may experience better health and health care outcomes. Dr. Oni shares different strategies for providing optimal interpregnancy care for all.

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Strengthening Parent and Child Health Outcomes through Policy Advocacy

Vikki Crouse, MSW

On behalf of NC Child, Vikki Crouse shares the importance and value of policy advocacy in improving parent and child health outcomes throughout the lifecourse. Various strategies for engaging in policy advocacy are provided as well as examples of how to apply the strategies to common scenarios.

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Systems Change for Advance Reproductive Health and Wellness

Dan Frayne, MD

To improve maternal health outcomes, it is essential to recognize the problem of poor maternal and child health results in North Carolina and focus on state and local initiatives to achieve a healthier population. Dr. Dan Frayne shares his theory of improving population health through a proposed metaphor where the three main practices are preconception and intergenerational focus of health and healthcare, transformation of healthcare delivery, and dismantling racism. This webinar also dives into the many different resources and initiatives found across the state for clinicians to implement as a means to improve maternal and child health outcomes.

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The Essential Role of the Physician Advocate in Improving Maternal Health

Toni Malhorta, MD and Rebecca Abbott,BA

Physicians can play a pivotal role in improving maternal and child health outcomes through advocacy. The importance of advocacy, tools for effective advocacy, and direct results of physician advocacy are discussed.

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The Role of Pregnancy Medical Home In the Covid Era

Arthur Ollendorf, MD, FACOG

The North Carolina Pregnancy Medical Home Program (NCPMH) serves as a resource to improve the quality of pregnancy care for Medicaid recipients by focusing on preterm birth prevention and reducing the amount of cesarean deliveries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has provided unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers and patients, the NCPMH Program has given recommendations for clinicians on how to ensure a proper standard of care for health equity, educational resources, equitable access to quality care and protection of human rights, and beyond.

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Transitions of Care in the Post-Partum Period: a Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Amy Santin, MD + Suzanne Dixon, MD and Katlyn Tanner,BSN

Understanding recommendations from different professional societies regarding postpartum care can prevent some of the common causes of preventable maternal mortality in the postpartum period. The presenters share best strategies for better communication between obstetric and primary care providers, best practices for clinical management, and the importance of advocacy.

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