Agenda

Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference
Translating Research into MCH Public Health Practice: The Role of Evaluation
May 17-18, 2004

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Time*

Session*

Speaker(s)

5:00pm-7:00pm

Registration

 

Monday May 17, 2004

Time*

Session*

Speaker(s)

8:00am-4:45pm

Registration

7:30am-8:15am

Continental Breakfast/Poster Session Review

8:15am-10:00am

Welcome

Susan Scrimshaw, PhD
Dean, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Arden Handler, DrPH
Professor & Co-Director, MCH Program
School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Keynote Address: Making Evaluation Useful

Michael Quinn Patton, PhD
Union Institute and University
Utilization-Focused Evaluation
Minneapolis, MN

10:15am-11:45am

Roundtable Discussions/Poster Session

Session 1 (10:15-11:00) — pick topic of your choice
Session 2 (11:00-11:45)
— pick topic of your choice

11:45pm-1:15pm

Lunch / Plenary I: Support Programs for Women During Pregnancy

 

Rachael Abramson, RN, MS, IBCLC
Chicago Health Connection

Jon Korfmacher, PhD
Erikson Institute, Chicago

Carrie Klima, CNM, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Moderator: Arden Handler, DrPH
Maternal and Child Health Program
University of Illinois at Chicago

1:45pm-3:15pm

Concurrent Workshops I

1. Evaluation Use for Program Improvement

Michael Fagen, PhD, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago

2. Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in SIDS Deaths

Jean M. Silvestri, MD
Rush Children’s Hospital
Chicago, IL

Nancy Maruyama, RN, NCBF
SIDS Illinois

3. Measuring the Success of Transition Initiatives for CYSHCN: Experiences from Three States

Ceci Shapland, MSN
Healthy and Ready to Work National Center
Vadnais Heights, MN

Darcy Contri, RN, BSN, MPH
Division of Specialized Care for Children
Springfield, IL

Amy Whitehead
Waisman Resource Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sean Roy
PACER Center, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

3:30pm-5:00pm

Plenary II: Home Visitation

Nurse and Para-Professional Models

The Effectiveness of a Para-Professional Home Visitation Program Based on the Healthy Families America Model

David Olds, PhD
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

John Landsverk, PhD
San Diego State University
School of Social Work and Children's Hospital and Health Center
San Diego, CA

Moderator: Shirley Fleming, DrPH
Chicago Department of Public Health

5:30pm-7:30pm

Reception

 

Tuesday May 18, 2004

Time*

Session*

Speaker(s)

8:00am-2:30pm

Registration

7:30am-8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am-9:45am

Concurrent Workshops II

1. Community Participatory Research Methods for Program Planning and Evaluation: Examples from Three Detroit Projects

Edie Kieffer, MPH, PhD
School of Social Work
University of Michigan

2. Spotlight on Two Home-Visiting Programs

Kathleen Norr, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

2nd Speaker TBA

3. Improving Oral Health for Children

Justine Kolker, DDS, MS, PhD
School of Dentistry
University of Michigan

10:00am-11:30am

Plenary III: Early Childhood Intervention

Early Childhood Intervention: Lessons from the Chicago-Based Child-Parent Center Program and Implications for Public Health

Arthur Reynolds, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Social Work

Moderator: Myrtis Sullivan, MD, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago
Maternal and Child Health Program

11:30am-1:00pm

Concurrent Workshops III

1. Choosing the Right Design for Evaluation: Evaluation Designs and their Uses

Arden Handler, DrPH
University of Illinois at Chicago
Maternal and Child Health Program

2. Early Intervention Support Services

Linda Gilkerson, PhD
Erikson Institute
Chicago, IL

Tina Taylor Ritzler
University of Illinois at Chicago

3. Farm to School Programs: Early Lessons From Two Programs

Gail Feenstra, EdD, MEd
University of California, Davis

Sara Tedeschi
Wisconsin Homegrown Lunch
Madison, WI

1:00pm-2:30pm

Lunch / Plenary IV: Adolescent Sexuality Education

Sex and HIV/AIDS Education Programs for Teens: What Works, What Doesn't

Doug Kirby, PhD
ETR Associates
Scotts Valley, CA

Moderator: Melissa Gilliam, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Illinois at Chicago

*times and topics subject to change