3099.0 Women and Medicaid: Now and In the Future

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
The purpose of the session is to consider the role of Medicaid in the lives of women, as well as the central position that women's health issues occupy in the national debate over Medicaid both now and in the future. The relationship between Medicaid and women will be considered from many perspectives -- across the lifespan and for special sub-populations of women at particularly elevated health risks such as women who are immigrants, women of color, and women with serious and chronic conditions and disabilities. This session was organized by the APHA Committee on Women's Rights (see http://www.apha.org/about/gov/cowr/) in collaboration with the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at George Washington University and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Session Objectives: Discuss current issues in Medicaid affecting women’s health; Identify factors that influence Medicaid and women’s health; Describe potential changes that would facilitate improved women’s health care
Sara Rosenbaum, JD , D. Richard Mauery, MS, MPH , Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES , Ayman El-Mohandes, MD, MBBCh, MPH , Siobhan C. Maty , Diane Hatton, RN, APRN,BC, DNS , Sarah Gareau, MEd, CHES , Stacey Plichta, ScD , Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III and Alina Salganicoff, PhD
Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES

10:35 AM
10:50 AM
Critical Discussion of Medicaid and Women's Health
Jackie Judd, Paula Johnson, MD, MPH, Carolyn Clancy, MD, Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW, Sara Rosenbaum, JD and Sylvia Drew Ivie, JD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, HIV/AIDS, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing