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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Critical Issues in Women's Health: A Multicultural Perspective
3163.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Critical Issues in Women's Health: A Multicultural Perspective
Women's health encompasses not only those issues that disproportionately or only affect women (e.g., breast and cervical cancer and osteoporosis), but also those that continue to negatively impact the general population (e.g., HIV, depression and disability). This session addresses critical issues in women's health from a multicultural perspective. Topics range from bone health in low-income women and the effect of spirituality and coping on adherence to abnormal Pap follow-up to the health beliefs of Latina caregivers of adults with disabilities and the psychological and social sequelae of secondary lymphedema.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to (1) identify issues of concern in women's health; (2) identify barriers to healthcare that impact women of varying backgrounds; and (3) describe strategies to address those barriers and improve health outcomes for all women.
Board 1Evidence of impaired bone health in low-income women of childbearing age
Madeleine H. Gorman, Elizabeth A. Conlisk, PhD
Board 2A programmatic response to depressive symptoms prevalent in a low income pregnant population
Kathryn J. Luchok, PhD, Marie Meglen, MS, CNM, Lucy Ridgeway, MSN, MPH, Marlene Mackey, PhD, RN, FAAN, Winifred W. Thompson, MSW, Margaret Ehlers, MSPH
Board 3Ecological Model: To understand African American women’s HIV risk
Donna L. Richter, EdD, Melva Thompson-Robinson, DrPH, Marya Shegog, MPH, CHES, Denethia Sellers, MSW, PhD, Vanisha Brown, MPH
Board 4Black women's health is imperative: Community lifeguards of women's health
Lorraine Cole, PhD, Christi Stewart, MPH, Sylvia Denson, BSN
Board 5Spirituality, coping, and adherence to abnormal Pap follow-up recommendations for older, low-income women
Ann L. Coker, PhD, Kathryn J. Luchok, PhD, Cornelia Ramsey, PhD, Tamra E. Meyer, MPH, Katherine Eggleston, MSPH, Mary Modayil, MSPH, PhDc, Suzanne T. Cordray, MPH, Irene Prabhu Das, MPH, PhD(c)
Board 6Increasing African American women's participation in breast cancer screening programs: Putting research into action
Jodi Olson, MPH
Board 7Health beliefs among aging urban Latina caregivers of adults with disabilities
Janine Jurkowski, MPH, PhD, Yesenia Rivera, MS
Board 8High effort coping and the health of black women in Detroit: Results from the East Side Village Health Worker Partnership Study
Keri Norris, MPH, Amy Schulz, PhD, Murlisa Lockett, MA, Christine Griffin
Board 9Folate status of reproductive-aged urban Latina women
Paula M. Castaño, MD, Deborah Horowitz, BA, Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD, MSc
Board 10Incorporating multiple evidence sources for the assessment of breast cancer policies and practices
Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD, Gentry A. White, BA, BS, MA
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; Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus

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