Conference

Early Bird Registration is Open!

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Join us in Seattle, Washington | Monday September 9 - Wednesday September 11, 2024

Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency Seattle 

808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Please contact Janet Rogers at jmrogers@unmc.edu for lodging.


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Preliminary Agenda (PDF)


CityMatCH will host four pre-conference sessions on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, 2024 (registration will be required). 

Pre-conference training sessions are now available ($75.00/each) and can be added to any registration at any time**

**Important Note: If you have already registered for your early bird full conference registration and would like to add a pre-conference training session, please email Janet Rogers directly at jmrogers@unmc.edu to add.

Saturday, September 7th, 2024

Push Forward, Fight Back: Using NIRH Tools to Advance Local Reproductive Justice 

(75 seats)

Presenter: National Institute for Reproductive Health

Over the past several years there has been an increase in restrictive policies, making access to needed reproductive and sexual health care services increasingly difficult. Cities play a crucial role in ensuring that people can control their reproductive and sexual lives, choose whether and when to become parents, and get the support they need to raise their families.

Join this preconference session to learn more about the Local Reproductive Freedom Index and how you can use it to identify strengths and areas for improvement in your community, including concrete policy ideas!

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Communicating Population-Based Data for Decision-Making 

(75 seats)

Presenters: Caroline Hoffman, MPH and Carol Gilbert, PhD, MS

What information really helps with decision-making? In public health practice, recommendations about how to allocate resources are increasingly made by multi-sector community groups that have access to a rich variety of information. Community groups may include people who have experienced trauma or loss, as well as professionals from fields as varied as medicine, policing, and economic development. Amid this breadth of experience, information about the local population, especially population-based data, can be the key to building consensus around priorities and a plan of action. Epidemiologists should consider carefully what information such groups need, and how that information can be most effectively communicated to a broad audience of planners.

Whether you are an epidemiologist or a convener of community groups that set priorities or make decisions based on data, join us for a day of exploring the use of population-based data, narrative, and visuals to translate complex ideas into meaningful and actionable communications. Interactive exercises will include individual and team work with examples of real communication challenges such as understanding the denominator and its implications, explaining risk and risk factors, and inspiring trust by being clear about what is known and what is not known.

Sunday, September 8th, 2024

Unmasking Racism: Measuring Its Impact on Maternal and Child Health 

(50 seats)

Presenter: Dr. Jaime Slaughter-Acey

Racism is a complex and multidimensional social construct that patterns maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes. This introductory workshop aims to deepen participants’ understanding of racism as a complex and multidimensional social-structural determinant of MCH. Attendees will also gain insights into the measurement of racism by exploring existing frameworks and methodologic approaches used to assess racism and its impact on MCH outcomes.

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Economic Analysis of Public Health Programs: Terms & MCH Applications

(75 seats)

Presenter: Dr. Rui Li

In this workshop, the presenter will describe three types of economic analysis in public health: 1) cost analysis, which estimates the cost of a program; 2) cost of illness, which describes the cost being prevented if a disease or condition is eliminated; and 3) economic evaluation, which balances costs and benefits of a program, including cost-effectiveness analysis, cost benefit analysis and budgetary impact/return-on-investment analysis. The presenter will explain the terms commonly used in different types of economic analysis, the situation in which each method is best applicable, and the value of the information to the stakeholders, in the context of maternal and child health strategies. The presenter will provide economic analysis examples in maternal and child health, and have hands-on exercise for the participants to work on.

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Questions? Contact CityMatCH at citymatchconference@unmc.edu.

Join us for the 2024 CityMatCH Leadership and Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference in Seattle, WA.