Healthy Beginnings 2016


Conference description

Healthy Beginnings 2016 was the annual conference of the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies. It was an educational conference for perinatal health professionals and students interested in advancing evidence-based practices at institutional, community, and state levels. It was held November 15-16, 2016, at the JJ Pickle Research Campus of The University of Texas at Austin.

Organizers and hosts

The conference was organized by the Texas Department of State Health Services, The University of Texas System, UT Health Northeast, Healthy Texas Babies, and the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers & Babies.

Hosts included March of Dimes, the Texas Medical Association, Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women, UTMB Health, and the Driscoll Health Plan.

Agenda

Download a pdf of the agenda.

Speakers

Download a list of the speakers and their bios.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credit/contact hours for this event were provided by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and include the following:

  • Continuing Medical Education
    • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 1.5 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
  • Continuing Nursing Education
    • The Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    • The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 8 contact hour(s) of Continuing Nursing Education.
  • Social Workers:
    • The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service under sponsor number CS3065, expiration date December 31, 2016, has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (https://dshs.texas.gov/socialwork) to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 8 contact hour(s) of Continuing Social Work Education.
    • This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services for 1.5 contact hours of education in professional ethics and social work values.
  • Certified Health Education Specialists. Sponsored by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 8 total entry-level Category I contact education contact hours.
  • Licensed Professional Counselors: The Texas Department of State Health Services is an approved provider (#690) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to offer continuing education contact hours to Licensed Professional Counselors. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 8 contact hour(s) for Licensed Professional Counselors and 1.5 contact hours in professional ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors.
  • Certificate of Attendance: The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has designated 8.0 hour(s) for attendance.