5203.0 Critical Issues in Access to Women's Health Care

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
Access to healthcare has consistently been an issue for many populations and is an important risk indicator for many health issues. This session includes a discussion of the gender differences in access to care and the promotion of health care for people with disabilities, and it addresses methods to reduce barriers for vulnerable populations and prevent secondary conditions. Disparities in access to comprehensive health care within rural and low-income populations, as well as in internal medicine clinics, are emphasized. The lack of personalized health information and a decreased level of preventative health measures among these populations are examined to stress the importance of tailoring provider-based care. This session also addresses disparities among health care access and clinical service utilization for female veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Session Objectives: 1. List differences in health care access and gender disparities for women with disabilities. 2. Identify barriers to providing personalized preventative care in a clinical setting. 3. Describe the barriers rural women face in accessing health services. 4. Describe differences in healthcare access for female veterans.
Irene Sandvold, CNM, DrPH, FACNM

3:15 PM
Health needs and health care utilization among rural, low-income women
Leigh Ann Simmons, PhD, Elaine Anderson, PhD and Bonnie Braun, PhD
3:30 PM
Women returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom:Comparison of healthcare utilization among women & men veterans
Mona Duggal, MD, MHS, Sally Haskell, MD, Joseph Erdos, MD,PHD, Joseph Goulet, PhD, MS, Amy Justice and Cynthia Brandt

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Maternal and Child Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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