In Florida, 22,680 babies were born too early in 2018. The preterm birth rate among Black women in Florida is 50% higher than the rate among all other women. The 2019 Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium aims to reduce preterm birth rates, increase equity, and improve outcomes for premature infants through discussion of known causes, potential and evidence-based interventions, and best practices.
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2019 Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium Topics and Presenters
Please click on each presentation title below to download a PDF of the PowerPoint, 1-slide per page or click on handout to download a PDF of the PowerPoint handouts.
High-Risk Obstetrics Leading to Preterm Birth – Handouts
Presented by: Michael J. Paidas, MD
Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and
Reproductive Sciences, Miller School of Medicine; Chief of Service,
University Health Tower, University of Miami; Chief of Service,
Jackson Health System
Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative: An Opportunity to Improve Care – Handouts
Presented by: William Sappenfield, MD, MPH
Director, Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers &
Babies, University of South Florida
Caring for the Medically Complex Newborn Following Discharge – Handouts
Presented by: Olunwa Chisara Ikpeazu, MD, MBA, FAAP
Medical Director, Aetna Better Health of Florida
Social Determinants of Health: Why They Matter and What We Can Do About Them – Handouts
Presented by: Carol Brady, MA
Maternal, Infant and Child Health Consultant
Cultural Competency and Addressing Health Equity in Public Health – Handouts
Presented by: Venise White, MPH, MHPE
Grants Writer & Community Programs Manager, Office of Health
Promotion and Education, The Florida Department of Health in