2016 Alaska Maternal Child Health & Immunization Conference
In September, over 200 people participated in the 2016 Alaska Maternal Child Health and Immunization Conference, held at the Hilton Anchorage on September 27-28, 2016.
The bi-ennial conference is organized by the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center and the Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health.
The conference provides an opportunity for rural and urban Alaska health professionals to come together to learn about best practices, tools, and surveillance data related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of women’s, children’s, and adolescent health issues in Alaska.
Topics at the 2016 included preconception care, vaccine hesitancy, Medicaid reform, childhood obesity prevention, adolescent wellness tools, breastfeeding, opioids, and many more. Travel scholarships were provided to 15 Alaska Native professionals and staff of tribal health organizations from across Alaska to be able to join the conference.
For more information, please visit www.alaskamchconference.org