Please join the March of Dimes Massachusetts and stakeholders from across the Northeast to discuss how we can increase access to 17P for women with a history of prior preterm birth.
We need your voice to help inform next steps in Massachusetts and the Northeast Region.
17P: Clinical, Public Health & Policy Approaches to Increased Access
Wednesday, February 15th 2017
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Federal Reserve Plaza, New England Room
600 Atlantic Ave. Boston, MA 02210
1. Assemble a team of leaders with the authority, expertise, credibility, and motivation necessary to drive a successful initiative to increase access to 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate and reduce preterm birth
2. Gain an understanding of clinical progress to date to inform future initiatives designed to increase access to 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate
3. Review current Massachusetts insurance policies on progesterone
4. Develop next steps for the MA project plan to increase access to 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast & Registration
8:30 – 9:20 Opening Plenary I
Massachusetts’ Progress to Date
9:20 – 9:50 Keynote Presentation
10:00-11:20 Plenary II
17P at the Institutional Level – One MA Hospital
Medicaid & Payer Policy in MA
11:30-12:30 Q&A Panel
MA – Actionable Items and Next Steps
Please register for the upcoming MPQC and NeoQIC Joint Quality Improvement Summit: Perinatal Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. We look forward to seeing you there. Please access the registration site here or http://www.cvent.com/d/8vqzm2
invited to attend
Perinatal Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Quality Improvement Efforts in Massachusetts on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
at the Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA
Join us for a day long summit bringing together maternal and newborn clinical providers, community-based advocates, public health officials, and state leaders to review, discuss, and focus statewide efforts to improve the care of infants and families impacted by perinatal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
There is no fee to attend this meeting.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer continuing education credits.
Click here for the event summary
The complete agenda will be announced soon. Highlights include:
We look forward to seeing you there!
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The possible link between a mosquito carrying the Zika virus and an increase in babies born with microcephaly, a birth defect, is being investigated in Brazil.
According to the CDC: “Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Because the Aedes species mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are found throughout the world, it is likely that outbreaks will spread to new countries. In December 2015, Puerto Rico reported its first confirmed Zika virus case. Locally transmitted Zika has not been reported elsewhere in the United States, but cases of Zika have been reported in returning travelers.”
There is no cure for the Zika virus. If you are pregnant and have been to an affected area, watch for signs of the virus and seek the advice of your prenatal health care provider. Symptoms include fever with muscle or eye pain, and a possible rash during the next two weeks.
http://www.marchofdimes.org/zika -English Articles/Blog Updates
http://www.nacersano.org/zika - Spanish Articles/Blog Updates
CDC on Zika Virus here.
"Efforts by hospitals and government officials to decrease the percentage of babies born before full term appear to be paying off in Massachusetts and nationwide, according to a new report.
Last year, Massachusetts hospitals performed just over 1 percent of their deliveries on average as early elective deliveries, via scheduled induced deliveries or cesarean sections for no medical reason, before 39 weeks, compared with a statewide rate of 15 percent in 2010."
Read the full story here.