American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations experience large disparities in many health areas, including maternal and child health. To assess the problem for Native women and children in Oklahoma, the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center collaborate with Oklahoma State Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Services in gathering data from four different surveillance systems, Oklahoma Vital Statistics, the Oklahoma Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), The Oklahoma Toddler Survey (TOTS), and the Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), to create a Maternal and Child Health Data Book, American Indian/Alaska Native, 1st edition. This session will highlight selected findings on various maternal and child health topics, including reproductive health, prenatal care, prenatal substance use, maternal health, infant health, child health, and childhood home environment in the Oklahoma Native community. This session will also discuss a current research project that investigate the likely cause of fetal and infant death by using Perinatal Period of Risk (PPOR).
Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will gain knowledge on current data related to Maternal and Child Health among American Indian/Alaska Native in Oklahoma
  • Participants will be able to identify the Maternal and Child Health-related disparity between Native, non-Native, and national populations
  • Participants will be aware of the current research project Perinatal Period of Risk for American Indian/Alaska Native in Oklahoma