5057.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Preserving reproductive health services in an era of healthcare affiliations

Pressures within the current healthcare environment, including the growth in managed care, Medicare cutbacks, and reduced public funding, are driving healthcare organizations of different types to affiliate in order to be better positioned for survival. Affiliations involving secular and religious organizations, who have certain restrictions on the delivery of reproductive health services, can be particularly challenging. During the 1990s, varied outcomes of such affiliations on the continued availability of reproductive health services were reported. This session will: 1) describe the magnitude and types of healthcare affiliations involving secular and religious parties, 2) outline the issues related to the delivery of different types of reproductive health services within those affiliations, and 3) explain models for ensuring both women's continued access to reproductive care and the completion of the affiliation
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Facilitator(s):Margie Schaps, MPH
Discussant(s):Gail Evans
Maureen McCullough
Organizer(s):Amal J. Khoury, PhD, MPH
8:30 AMMission, cooperation and reproductive services
Virginia A. Sharpe, PhD
8:50 AMAdvocacy models for maintaining women's access to reproductive health care
Lois Uttley
9:10 AMCase Study: Process and Outcomes of a Successful Affiliation Between a Catholic and Non-Catholic Healthcare Organization
Gail Evans
Sponsor:Medical Care
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Latino Caucus; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA