Fatherhood Outreach: Implications of Men’s Health and Community Engagement in Pregnancy Outcomes

July 28–29, 2015


Office of Health Equity (OHE), Office of the Director (OD); Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch and Population Dynamics Branch, Division of Extramural Research, NICHD


NIH Main Campus, John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35), Conference Room 620/630, Bethesda, Maryland


In 2013, NICHD, in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families, the Maternal & Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research held a workshop entitled Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes to identify research gaps in topics related to fathers’ role in pregnancy outcomes. This follow-up meeting will focus on community engagement with fathers to support healthy pregnancy outcomes.

The objectives of this 2-day workshop are to:

  • Increase awareness of the role of men’s health in pregnancy outcomes
  • Identify potential collaborations between researchers and community organizations and innovative strategies for engaging fathers in research to support healthy pregnancy outcomes.

This workshop will include presentations from both academic researchers and community organization representatives with interests in engaging fathers in research to promote healthy pregnancy outcomes.

More Information


Dr. Reiko Toyama, OHE, OD, NICHD
Phone: (301) 436-2723
Email: toyamar@mail.nih.gov

Dr. Regina Smith James, OHE, OD, NICHD
Phone: (301) 435-2692
Email: rjames@mail.nih.gov

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