Educational Resources

Available Resources
Bonus clip from HBO and the Institute of Medicine's collaborative video, The Weight of the Nation. This video excerpt is tailored for the maternal, child and adolescent health population and is about 30 minutes long.
Keywords: preconception weight; pregnancy weight; gestational diabetes; postpartum risks; breastfeeding; early childhood; risk factors; weight; obesity
In recognition of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, the Office of Minority Health and producer Tonya Lewis Lee released a documentary on Sept. 9, 2009, focusing on the issue of Infant Mortality in the African-American community.
Keywords: Crisis in the Crib; Office of Minority Health; video; videos; Tonya Lewis Lee; disparities; social determinants of health; prematurity; Black: White differences; socioeconomic status; SES
Each video clip illustrates a key concept from UNNATURAL CAUSES. Some are excerpted from the documentary, while others are Web-exclusive content. Interactive activities ("interactivities") are also available. These seven learn-by-doing experiences help you discover the underlying causes of health inequities in the U.S.
Keywords: When the Bough Breaks; Unnatural Causes; video; videos; interactivities; activities; disparities; social determinants of health; prematurity; Black: White differences; socioeconomic status; SES
Resources from the federal Office of Minority Health (OMH) provide background about the PPE program, key national resources and opportunities to dialogue with PPEs across states.
Keywords: PPE; preconception peer educators; preconception health; Office of Minority Health; OMH; college students; universities; interns; national resources
Did you know? More than a half million babies in the United States—that's 1 in every 8—are born premature each year. Learn more about premature birth, risk factors, consequences, and opportunities for prevention from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March of Dimes and the Unnatural Causes video series.
Keywords: preterm; 37 weeks; infant health; pregnancy; born too early; warning signs
This article in the the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing (May/June 2012) describes a pilot preconception peer education project in a college setting and reports successes. Ongoing use of peer educators is recommended.
Keywords: PPE; preconception peer education; school-based strategy; college; university; young women and men; network
Download FREE easy-to-read fact sheets on 20 preconception health topics for yourself or the people whom you serve. Also available in Spanish.
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