Health Disparities and Poor Birth Outcomes: A Life Course Perspective 

Learning Objectives:

  • Broad Global Objectives 

    1. 1.   Health Disparities and Poor Birth Outcomes: A Life Course Perspective
      2.   Some of the disparities related to poor birth outcomes has been attributed to stress and racism
      3.   Poor birth outcomes for AA women persist even with higher SES status
  • Behavioral Objectives
      1.  Describe the Social Determinants of Health
    1. 2.  Identify Multifactorial causes for persistent birth disparities despite economic gains
      3.  Describe Modern Day Birth Disparities in the context of the Life Course Perspective
  • Osteopathic Principles and Practice
      1.  The body is a unit, and the person represents a combination of body, mind, and spirit. Persistent Health Disparities with respect to Poor Birth Outcomes and High rates of Infant mortality illustrate the overall effects on society at large when there are ongoing oppressive factors related to mind body and spirit..
      2.  Rational improvement of Disparate Poor Birth Outcomes and High Rates of Infant Mortality will involve a multifactorial approach using the Social Determinants of Health and a greater understanding  and amelioration of those issues that affect mind, body and spirit prior to pregnancy.