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What’s Missing: Exploring and Responding to Gaps in Prenatal Education Across the State of Georgia [Webinar]
February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Quality prenatal education is an often overlooked health education intervention for improving birth experience and outcomes. Research shows that prenatal education can be used as a tool to empower patients and impact outcomes. Prenatal education has the ability to educate women on vital signs and symptoms, encourage them to seek medical attention, and can increase their likelihood of following medical advice.
In 2018, HMHBGA conducted a research study to determine the referral practices of providers for prenatal education & the content offerings of prenatal educators across the State. The study found that as few as 10% of women in the surveyed region participated in any form of prenatal education. This webinar will review the results of this study and take participants through a toolkit that educators can use to ensure women receive the necessary information for a healthy pregnancy.
Participants will be able to:
- Summarize the gaps in prenatal education across the state of Georgia
- Explain the purpose of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia’s Evidence Informed Toolkit for Comprehensive Prenatal Education
- Describe how educators can best use this toolkit.
This activity has been submitted to the Georgia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Georgia Nurses Association – Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.