C.H.A.R.T. partnership to feature C.H.A.R.T. teen task force
The Northeast Missouri C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19 will feature Sandra Ahlum, M.D., chairperson for the C.H.A.R.T. teen task force, who will speak about teen pregnancy.
The C.H.A.R.T. partnership meets the third Wednesday of each month at Fiddlestiks in Hannibal with lunch at 11:30 followed by a program and the meeting at noon. Healthcare and social services organizations and leaders throughout Northeast Missouri are encouraged to participate.
Dr. Ahlum is currently serving as chairperson for the C.H.A.R.T. teen task force. She will provide the history of the C.H.A.R.T. teen task force as well as provide statistics on teen births for northeast Missouri.
This will also be an opportunity to talk about projects the task force has developed to decrease births to teens.
Specific projects to be discussed will include bringing Wise Guys speaker, James Jessup to give school assemblies, and the student evaluations of that project.
Dr. Ahlum will also discuss the use of the new RealCare Baby 3 infant simulators in northeast Missouri schools, and the results of student evaluations for fall semester 2013. Sherry Nelson from University Extension will help in the evaluation discussion.
Dr. Ahlum is a member of the medical staff at Hannibal Clinic, Inc. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is an active member and recent president of the Hannibal Regional Hospital medical staff. She is currently the medical director for NECAC family planning in Hannibal. Her professional associations include: MO State Medical Association, MO State Medical Association Commission on continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow and the Missouri Section, American College of OB/GYN, Advisory Council.
She is very active in community organization such as Parents as Teachers, Advisory Board, the Northeast Missouri Community Health Assistance Resource Team Partnership, and First Christian Church where she serves as a deacon.
The Northeast Missouri C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meets each month to encourage and support initiatives which enhance the health and vitality of residents of Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties.
The C.H.A.R.T. Partnership serves as a vehicle for regular dialogue among regional health leaders, encouraging a shared understanding of regional health challenges and the emergence of activity designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of residents of the region