Spring 2022

Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

Spring Newsletter

New Research and Educational Opportunities for

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Professionals

The Surgeon General Wants Your Input (doctors, nurses, patients, and other providers) on the Impact of Health Misinformation throughout the pandemic.

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Maternal Infant Health Assessment Data Update:

New 2016-2018 MIHA Data Snapshots:

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2021 Sonoma County Births by Race/Ethnicity of Person Giving Birth:

Severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affects women from racial or ethnic minorities, people with chronic diseases, and those with Medicaid or no insurance.

New Study:

Preconception care and severe maternal morbidity in the United States

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Contraceptive services in the year before conception and routine exams for women with chronic disease are associated with decreased odds of severe maternal morbidity or death for Medicaid enrollees.

Every Woman California

The Preconception Health Council has redesigned the Every Woman California website

The site shares resources for the public and best practice for health professionals

For the Public:

Resources for women and people who may become pregnant. Resources for Teens. Resources for Men and LGBTQ+ persons. Promoting healthy lifestyle choices, overall wellbeing, and access to quality health information, resources, and care. Support for living your best life.

For Health Professionals:

Training, educational materials, protocols, screening tools, and best practices to support providing health services. Before and after pregnancy health care, sexual and reproductive health care, and psychosocial services to support the wellbeing of your patients.

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The Women's Wellness and Preconception Health Care webinar modules have been updated with new Preconception and Women's Health Equity modules. These Free 1 hour modules can be used for continuing education credit by physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and allied health staff.

Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Intrauterine Contraception and Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation remains common in the USA, particularly among low-income individuals and those with chronic conditions such as diabetes. Compared to privately insured individuals, US patients with public insurance more frequently report a desire for reversal of tubal sterilization.

This study comparing effectiveness of IUC and tubal ligation found IUC at least as effective as tubal ligation at 1 year post-procedure with lower rates of infection and pelvic pain 6-12 months post-procedure.

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