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These programs are intended for health care professionals; however, others may also be interested and are welcome to register. For information on continuing education credits, please contact Sarah Muller-Robbins, RN, MPH, IBCLC, ICCE, Director of Education at srobbins@pmch.org or use this form.

Maternal Health Awareness Events

January 23 marks Maternal Health Awareness Day in New Jersey.  Since the 1990’s the maternal mortality rate has risen for all women and Black women are impacted at alarmingly higher rates.  In New Jersey, Black women are up to seven times more likely to die during childbirth than their White counterparts.  In an effort to educate the public about this urgent health crisis and work together to ensure that we encourage health equity and improve maternal health in our state.

Don’t miss out on the special events that we have prepared to cover vital topics that could help out make a difference.

Episode 1:  Honoring Maternal Health Awareness Week in
Northern New Jersey
Wednesday, January 19 at 1:00 pm
Live on Facebook

We are kicking off our special events for Maternal Health Awareness with our new monthly program – Partnership LIVE.  Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, President and CEO will be joined by representatives from local health centers to discuss how their hospitals will honor the day, work to increase community awareness, and implement programs to improve maternal health outcomes.  Watch the discussion live on Facebook.

Our Guests:

Atlantic Health System – Diana N. Contreras, MD, MPH
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center – Marilyn D. McArthur, MD
Englewood Health – Valerie M. French, MBA, BSN, RNC and Mary Ellen Garrity, MSN, RNC-MNN
Trinitas Regional Medical Center – Shirley McDuffie, CNM
University Hospital – Lisa N. Gittens-Williams, MD

Breastfeeding among Individuals Living with HIV: A Reasonable or Unreasonable Option?

Thursday, January 20
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Participants will learn current breastfeeding recommendations and guidelines for an HIV+ parent.

Judy Levison, MD, MPH is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She completed her MD degree from Tufts University in Boston, her residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Washington, and her MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2010. 

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Friday, January 21
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Doulas are a vital support through pregnancy and early parenthood, caring for mother and baby. Their presence in the delivery room has been proven to help birth outcomes. This exciting new program will help improve access to doulas for Paterson residents and provide training to doula candidates.

This kickoff event featuring special guests is for healthcare professionals, Paterson residents, parents-to-be, career coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about this unique initiative.

*Continuing education credits will not be provided.

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Postpartum Like a Pro: What Every Parent Should Know

Tuesday, January 25
1:00-2:00 pm

Join the Partnership for a presentation that explores how to care for yourself after birth. Ines P. Serna – a certified childbirth educator and birth doula, will discuss topics such as physical and emotional changes post birth, managing postpartum discomforts, and how to take care of your body in this phase. 

For more information contact: Yve Gonzalez at 862-281-3733 or ygonzalez@pmch.org

*This is a community event. Continuing education credits will not be provided.

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Creating a Strong Foundation: Practical Suggestions for Improving Nurse Resilience and the Work Environment in a Maternity Setting 

Thursday, January 27
2:00-3:00 pm

Free for PMCH member hospital staff
(use discount code PMCHMH when registering)

*Registrants will receive access to the recording until February 24, 2022.

The attendees will learn to identify current challenges facing inpatient maternity nursing units. They will discuss what research tells us regarding maternity unit nursing work environment and staffing, maternity nurse burnout, and job satisfaction, and how these are associated.
The webinar will be presented by Rebecca R. S. Clark, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNM, WNHP-BC, nurse, midwife, and scientist.

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Weathering the Storm: All hands on deck response to the COVID19 infodemic and how we can prepare for the future

Wednesday, February 9
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

This webinar will

  • Describe the concurrent pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 and infodemic
  • Describe how the infodemic leads to suboptimal control of the pandemic
  • Describe how to fight misinformation and implications for the future

Katelyn Jetelina is an epidemiologist and data scientist that has been responding to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic for the past 24 months- both on the ground in the field and also communicating with evolving events with the pandemic. She is an Assistant Professor at UTHealth and the founder of Your Local Epidemiologist newsletter.

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New Jersey Influenza Action Group Meeting:
Influenza: The Case for Vaccination of Healthcare Workers

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Presentation by Eimear Kitt, MD, Co-Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and Associate Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Kitt will be discussing protecting our healthcare providers through flu vaccination. A short business meeting will follow the presentation.

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On-Demand Professional Education

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Ballin’ with the FELLAS Weekly Pick-Up Game

Come play ball with the FELLAS and learn more about the fatherhood program.  Each week, the FELLAS team will be at a different Essex County basketball court.  Register for updates below:

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View our Spanish language events and resources here.

Volunteer Opportunity
We’re recruiting volunteer ambassadors for Trusted Links! Join us for one of our monthly online training sessions to gain professional skills and learn more about how you can empower your community. This program is open to Black women of child-bearing age living or going to school in northern New Jersey. See program details and get involved.

Support Groups
We offer an array of support group opportunities for women and families. Learn more.

Family Support Programs
Our family support and home visitation programs are operational and accepting referrals. Using tele-health and other virtual tools, we continue to connect with and support expectant and new mothers and their families.

Community-based organizations and health care providers can make referrals to Healthy Families, the Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, the Early Childhood Specialist Initiative, and Healthy Women Healthy Families. 

Call Central Intake and get connected:

Bergen/Passaic:    973-942-3630
Hudson/Union:    201-876-8900
Morris:                  (973) 343-2650

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