The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

3074.0: Monday, November 11, 2002 - Board 3

Abstract #43026

Marginalization and delivery of healthcare specific to the reproductive health needs of an iner-city population; the role of the free standing ambulatory surgery center

Francis X. Monck, Administration, Ambulatory Surgery Center of Brooklyn, 313 43 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232, 718-369-2140,

The number of women requesting reproductive health services in New York City account for 10% of the national figure. Forty percent of the women requesting reproductive health services in New York City reside in the borough of Brooklyn. The demise, through merger and acquisition, of the community-based hospitals in the borough of Brooklyn has had a significant impact on the availability of reproductive health services. An examination of the availability of services in the borough and the accessibility of these services are examined through existing empirical and analytical data as well as survey, interview and observation. The evolution of services is traced through public policy and the political environment in an attempt to identify the current status of need versus services. Recommendations for future policy implementation is identified and explored through a practical operational perspective. Specific methodologies surrounding privatization of municipal programs, the formation of a coalition of providers and development of political coalitions is identified as a mechanism to address the issue of adequate access to care. These specific mechanisms for the development of the availability and delivery of healthcare can be utilized as a model and successful methodology in the ambulatory environment.

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Keywords: Abortion, Access and Services

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Women's Health: An View Across the Lifespan

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA