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Session: Health Disparities among Minority Women
5147.0: Wednesday, November 08, 2006: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Health Disparities among Minority Women
Although advances in health care emerge everyday, minority women continue to experience disproportionate morbidity and mortality rates for both acute and chronic conditions. This session will feature presentations on health considerations among immigrant women, women of color, transgendered women and women who are homeless or marginally housed. Presentations will describe both qualitative and quantitative approaches to addressing disparities in underserved populations of women.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe barriers to access to health care that contribute to negative health outcomes among minority women in the U.S. 2. Describe the influence of culture on health disparities among women in the U.S. 3. Describe approaches to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes among minority women.
Moderator(s):Joann T. Richardson, PhD
12:30 PMWhere the ladies at? A community health assessment of services for homeless and marginally housed biological and male-to-female transgender women in San Francisco's Mission District  [ Recorded presentation ]
Catherine Magee, MPH, Emalie Huriaux, MPH
12:48 PMLow-income rural women experiencing depressive symptoms: Characteristics associated with self-reporting  [ Recorded presentation ]
Leigh Ann Simmons, PhD, Ann A. Berry, PhD, MBA, Catherine Huddleston-Casas, PhD, Patricia H. Dyk, PhD
1:06 PMSociodemographic and health characteristics of documented and undocumented immigrant Mexican women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Khiya Marshall, MPH, Ximena Urrutia, DrPH, Francisco Soto, MD, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Treviņo, DrPH, MPH, Claudia Coggin, PhD
1:24 PMVoices of Native American women: Perceptions of health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Geradine Simkins, CNM, MSN, Elizabeth Kushman, MPH
1:42 PM²I'm a dyme, that¢s top of the line, cute face, slim waist, with a big behind!²: Hip hop, sexuality, and body politics in black adolescent girls′ Internet home pages
Carla E. Stokes, PhD, MPH
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; APHA-International Human Rights Committee; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Epidemiology; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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