Healthy Beginnings Conference

Danville, PA US
April 5, 2024

This is a live, in-person educational activity. The Healthy Beginnings Conference can provide new ideas, help refine your existing concepts, and share resources, programs, and education to benefit your role as a Healthy Beginnings Coordinator. This is also an opportunity to meet leaders and strengthen your professional network connections with other Healthy Beginnings Coordinators from other Health Systems. You will gain insights and benefit from perspectives and fresh ideas from keynote speakers.  

Target Audience

This activity is designed for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Social Workers.  

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • discuss how to recognize signs and symptoms of postpartum depression in patients throughout their pregnancy and postpartum
  • discuss importance of referral to Nurse Family Partnership Program for management of 1st time moms
  • identify benefits of infants sleeping on their backs
  • describe the risks of infants not sleeping on their backs and in own sleeping space

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 


Course Cancellation Policy

In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.


Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 5.50 ANCC
    • 5.50 Participation Credit
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    04/05/2024 - 7:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    04/05/2024 - 5:15pm EDT
    7:30 AM                     
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 AM                     
    Welcome and Introductions  
     Andrea Wary, RN, MEd, MSN
    8:45 AM                   
    Jill Benner, RN
    9:45 AM                     
    Cribs for Kids: Infant Safe Sleep Education, Programs, and Innovations
    Devon George, RN, MSN
    10:45 AM                   
    Nutrition Break
    11:00 AM
    Branched Beginnings: A presentation of the Healthy Beginnings Program Components from Multiple Organizations
    Robin Yetter, RN
    12:00 PM                    
    1:00 PM                      
    Nurse Family Partnership: Beginning with Trust, Ending with Extraordinary Outcomes
    Jami L. Marks RN, MSN, NE-BC
    2:00 PM                     
    Peripartum Disorders
    Noor Mehak Badechha, PsyD
    2:45 PM                      
    Wellness Department Q&A
    Robin Yetter, RN
    3:30 PM                      


    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 


    Henry Hood Center for Health Research
    100 North Academy Ave.
    Danville, PA 17821
    United States

    Guest Faculty

    Devon George, RN, MSN
    Chief Programs Officer
    Cribs for Kids: Infant Safe Sleep Education, Programs, and Innovations
    Pittsburg, PA

    Geisinger Faculty

    Noor Mehak Badechha, PsyD
    Adult Psychiatry
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Jill Benner, RN
    Healthy Beginnings, OB/Gynecology
    Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
    Jami L. Marks, RN, MSN, NE-BC
    Director Health Choices Business Unit,
    Special Needs Unit and Community Services 
    Geisinger Health Plan
    Andrea Wary, RN, MEd, BSN
    VP Cancer and Women’s & Children’s Institute
    Pediatric Support Services
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Robn Yetter, RN
    Activity Director
    Healthy Beginnings System Coordinator
    Women's Institute
    Geisinger Lewistown Hospital


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 5.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 


    Available Credit

    • 5.50 ANCC
    • 5.50 Participation Credit


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