The board's primary approach to student engagement is the BPSM Mentorship Program, which pairs undergraduate and graduate students in meteorology with volunteer mentors.
Every summer, the BPSM considers short applications from students and mentors and then pairs them based on the students' interests.
The BPSM has found that the most effective mentoring relationships are those in which the students take charge of the conversation and play an active role in the partnership.
If you are a student and are interested in any aspect of the private sector, the BPSM invites you to join their Mentorship Program.
The implementation of the BPSM in this region was associated with lower maternal mortality rates (range: 60-63 x 105 live newborns) as compared with the remaining geographic regions of the country during the same time (range: 74-100).
In 2001-2002, health teams throughout the country were trained on the BPSM. During 2002-2006 the BPSM model was introduced as public health policy at the national level.
This paper reports the trends and changes in maternal mortality rates before and after introduction and implementation of the BPSM at the national level.
Adequate implementation of BPSM was verified through official surveillance which also reported coverage on the application of the protocols.
The programmatic strategy to reduce preeclampsia risk included BPSM for ambulatory care, and best medical practices during hospital care in accordance with standard obstetric protocols.
Informed consent was not required as BPSM was a national public health policy.
To determine the appropriate application of the BPSM, we evaluated the proportion of pregnant patients at high risk, those receiving calcium supplements, pregnant women receiving treatment for urinary tract infection and/or gestational diabetes, and those receiving social support when high levels of anxiety were identified.
The adequate introduction of BPSM was confirmed with the rate of calcium supplementation (range 56.8%-97.1%) for the study population, early identification and treatment of bio-psychosocial risk (10) (range 8.9%-22.1%), early identification and treatment of urinary tract infections (4) (range 5.7%-41.6%), and adequate detection and treatment of gestational diabetes (range 0.9%-3.2%) (Table 3).