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Session: Native Women Health
4106.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Native Women Health
The purpose of this session is to examine the disparities and perinatal factors affecting Native women’s health. Eliminating health disparities is a focus of public health, and we will examine this and issues Native women experience, such as prenatal care, obesity, substance use and access to care, in relation to Healthy People 2010 objectives. This session will provide a means for the participant to understand the issues that Native women face, as Native women are among the highest risk groups in each of these areas. We will examine factors contributing to these high rates and propose resolutions, discussing the process of developing community-based solutions to these problems and offering ways to implement them. We will highlight the local impact of the programs presented and present culturally relevant solutions. Awareness of the challenges faced by Native women will enhance and further the participants’ knowledge and understanding of Native women’s health issues.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify perinatal factors impacting women’s health 2. Describe how these factors impact women’s health policy 3. Describe the process of developing community-based American Indian women’s wellness programs
Moderator(s):Leslie Randall, RN, MPH
12:30 PMEffects of a culturally focused women’s wellness program for a southwest American Indian Tribe
Norma Gray, PhD, Mary Mays, PhD, Denise E. Wolf, MPH, Janice Jirsak
12:50 PMHealthy People 2010, use of BRFSS to monitor Native American women’s health as compared to HP2010 targets
Sonal Doshi, MS, MPH, Ruth Jiles, PhD
1:10 PMClosing the gap in MCH disparities in Native American and Native Hawaiian communities: A quantitative review
Elizabeth Knurek, MPH
1:30 PMFinding solutions to MCH disparities in native communities: Animal clans guide the way  [ Recorded presentation ]
Geradine Simkins, RN, CNM, MSN, Elizabeth Knurek, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Health Administration; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA