jueves, 4 de octubre de 2012

CDC - Grand Rounds

CDC - Grand Rounds

Public Health Grand Rounds

Public Health Grand Rounds The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice.

Next Grand Rounds Presentation:

Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 1pm (EDT)
Baby blocks This session of Grand Rounds will explore public health approaches to reducing U.S. infant mortality. This session also coincides with the 20th anniversary of Child Health Month inaugurated by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Both nationally and globally, infant mortality is a key measure of population health. The infant mortality rate, the rate at which babies less than one year of age die, has continued to steadily decline in the US over the past several decades; most recent national data from 2010 shows 6.15 deaths per 1,000 live births. Despite overall progress, racial disparities in infant mortality persist and preventable infant deaths continue to occur. Public health agencies including CDC/ATSDR, health care providers, and communities of all ethnic groups must partner to further reduce the infant mortality rate in the United States. This joint approach should address the social, behavioral, and health risk factors that affect birth outcomes.
Tentative future Grand Rounds topics include injection safety, disability, and venous thromboembolism.
Watch the live webcast with a broadband or slower connection. Note: The webcast links are only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing.

Free Continuing Education Opportunities

Receive free training and continuing education opportunities/contact hours for watching broadcasts of Public Health Grand Rounds. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10. Thirty days from the initial session the course number will change to WD1640 and will be available for continuing education for two years after initial presentation date.
Registration is not required to watch the live webcast of Grand Rounds; however, you must register for continuing education.

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