Maternal & Child Health Clinic Presentations

Below is a list of past MCH ECHO Clinic presentations. To view presentation slides, presenter bios, and additional resources, click view more.


Pregnancy and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19 | March 25, 2021

In this presentation, Dr Tom Becker, medical epidemiologist for Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, reviews a recent set of articles on pregnancy and newborn outcomes among Covid-19 patients and the latest on antibody transmission from mothers to infants post vaccination in 3rd trimester.

Presenter: Dr. Tom Becker

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Maternal Substance Misuse and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome | February 25, 2021

In this presentation, Chiao-Wen Lan, epidemiologist for Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, discusses trends and impacts of neonatal abstinence syndrome among newborns in AI/AN communities, key considerations for integrated care, and shares resources for culturally-centered programs for AI/AN women who use substances during pregnancy.

Presenter: Dr. Chiao-Wen Lan

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Safe Sleep | January 28, 2021

In this presentation, Anna Stiefvater, will discuss safe sleep practices to reduce the chance of SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, setting up a safe sleep environment and share valuable safe sleep resources.

Presenter: Anna Stiefvater

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Tobacco, Women, Pregnancy & Baby | November 19, 2020

In this presentation, Kerri Lopez (Tolowa), will discuss the importance of understanding how smoking cessation is beneficial in the prenatal and postpartum periods of pregnancy for birthing persons and families.

Presenter: Kerri Lopez

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Breastfeeding in a Time of Coronavirus | October 22, 2020

In this presentation, Roberta Eaglehorse-Ortiz (Oglala Lakota/Yomba Shoshone), Community Health Worker, Full Circle Doula, Lactation Educator, and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, discusses the importance and benefits of breast and chestfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Presenter: Roberta Eaglehorse-Ortiz

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Improving Vaccine Hesitancy | September 24, 2020

In this series of presentations, Dr. Allison Empey, Pediatrician, reviews a common case study in vaccine hesitancy. Then, Dr. Thomas Weiser, Medical Epidemiologist at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, shares a brief overview of current vaccination rates in Indian Country. Finally, Dr. Ryan Hassan, Pediatrician serving on the Boost Oregon Medical Advisory Board, provides an overview of immunizations, and common strategies to empower clinicians to become better advocates for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenters: Dr. Ryan Hassan, Dr. Tom Weiser

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