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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Health of women in the community justice system and prison
5194.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Health of women in the community justice system and prison
The members of the Women's Caucus are committed to supporting the preservation and improvement of the health and well being of ALL women, including women who are part of the community justice system and living in prison. Many women in the community justice system and prison have been victims of interpersonal and other violence and abuse. It is imperative that efforts are made to understand the circumstances of these women's lives so that appropriate public health interventions can be developed and provided to them. This session will include presentations focused on past abuse and violence, HIV risk, mental health, and cervical cancer screening.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to (1) understand the importance of preserving and improving the health of women in the community justice system and prison; (2) describe unique circumstances of women living in these settings; (3) explain the need for appropriate public health interventions for these women; (4) discuss the role of past abuse and violence as a precursor to life in the community justice system and prison; and (5) identify strategies for improving the health and well being of these women.
Moderator(s):T. Hope McGonigle, PhD
2:30 PMWomen in prison: The need for effective public health interventions targeting HIV-risk behaviors and mental health problems  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kristen Clements-Nolle, PhD, MPH, Matthew R. Wolden, BS, Jessey Bargmann-Losche, BS, Cyndi St Pierre, BS, Michelle Washington, BS, Jackie Crawford, BA, Jennifer Lozosky, MA
2:45 PMWomen’s health in prison: A community health assessment of the Pap smear and follow-up treatment process at a California state women's prison  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jen R. Hult, BA, Catherine Magee, BA, Shelby McMillan, BA, Ruby-Asuncion Turalba, BA
3:00 PMWomen involved in the community justice system--experiences of intimate partner and other violence
Brian W. Weir, MPH, Ronda S. Bard, PhD, Carol Casciato, Kerth O'Brien, PhD, Michael J. Stark, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Epidemiology; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA