Congenital Syphilis Prevention: Moving Beyond the Medical Model
October 29, 2018
Congenital syphilis occurs when a pregnant woman with syphilis is not diagnosed or treated and the infection is passed in utero, causing severe infant morbidity and mortality. Congenital syphilis is easily prevented if women receive timely, adequate prenatal care. In their study ”Social Vulnerability in Congenital Syphilis Case Mothers: Qualitative Assessment of Cases in Indiana, 2014 to 2016,” Dawne DiOrio, MPA, CPH, Karen Kroeger, PhD, and Amara Ross, MPH, reviewed case interviews and maternal records for 23 congenital syphilis cases reported to CDC from Indiana between 2014 and 2016. They used qualitative methods to analyze narrative notes from interviews with pregnant patients to learn more about factors that potentially contributed to congenital syphilis cases.
Please join HCET and public health advisor Dawne DiOrio for this educational webinar exploring this study’s methods, results, and conclusions, and the implications on current and future best practices for successfully preventing congenital syphilis in the state of Indiana.