Table of Contents

Introduction: challenges in reducing disparities in reproductive and perinatal outcomes through evidence-based public health.
Methodological approach to assessing the evidence.
Evidence-based public health: origins, assumptions, and cautions.
Access to family planning and induced abortion.
Preconceptional health promotion.
Infertility status and infertility treatment: racial and ethnic disparities.
Public health interventions for perinatal HIV and STI screening in pregnancy.
What is the role of prenatal care in reducing racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy outcomes?.
Current approaches to reducing premature births and implications for disparity elimination.
Prenatal case management of pregnant women: what is the evidence for its contribution to a reduction of disparities in perinatal outcomes?.
Behavioral treatment methods for pregnant smokers: the evidence base for prenatal care programs and professional practice.
Substance abuse in pregnancy: the impact of screening and treatment on improving perinatal outcomes and reducing racial and ethnic disparities.
The evidence for perinatal depression screening and treatment.
Supplemental nutrition programs during pregnancy and the early postnatal period.
Group prenatal care and doula care for pregnant women.
Contemporary childbirth in the United States: interventions and disparities.
Regionalized perinatal care: an evidence-based intervention in development.