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Charles R. Drew University Preconception Peer Educators (PPE) Certification Training

February 23, 2013 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM February 23, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Location: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science, 1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
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One of the most telling signs of health disparities in our country is the disproportionate rates of infant deaths in the black community, more than twice the rate of the general population.


There are numerous causal factors and we need you to target them all. But we must start much earlier, before young people even begin thinking about starting a family, thus it is vital that we emphasize preconception health. Preconception care involves an assessment of lifestyle, health, and fitness by a healthcare professional, in order to identify areas for improvement. It includes a set of specific behaviors, including eating healthy, exercising, undergoing genetic counseling, and preventing STDs. Therefore, preconception health is important for all women of childbearing age and sexually active men.

As a Preconception Peer Educator you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about infant mortality and preconception health
  • Receive PPE program certification
  • Be eligible for internship recognition from the U.S. DHHS, Office of Minority Health
  • Network with community-based, civic, fraternal and government organizations


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