3233.0 Women's Health & Gender-Based Research & Policy: Quality of Care, Unmet Needs, Gender Disparities, Failure to Progress

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
The five conclusions of this session are as follows: 1.Suggestions for cardiovascular improvement focus on expanding the evidence base, improving guideline adherence by healthcare professionals, and increasing public awareness 2.Public health professionals should work to increase knowledge about available medical care services in rural areas 3.It is important to separate the effects of each set of covariates in order to more thoroughly understand how each impacts gender differences in health 4.Anemia was far more prevalent in the inner-city patient population than the 2% prevalence found in national data for adolescent girls 5.Mexican migrant women in California are at risk for repeat cesarean despite young age and previous vaginal birth history
Session Objectives: There are five objectives for this session. To: 1.Identify several structure, process and outcome measures of healthcare quality that are relevant to preventing or treating cardiovascular disease in women 2.Discuss the personal and community barriers rural women face in utilizing medical care 3.Describe gender differences in functional health 4.Recognize disparities in the prevalence and incidence of anemia in adolescent girls 5.Understand regional factors that result in repeat cesarean deliveries among migrant women

12:30 PM
12:45 PM
An examination of gender disparities in functional health limitations
Leah Rohlfsen, PhD, Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, PhD and Steven Haas, PhD
1:00 PM
Anemia among adolescent females in urban public health clinics: Prevalence, incidence, and the need for screening
Brian R. Torcato, MD MRCP(UK), Louise M. Lisi, MD, MPH, Susan W. Robbins, MD, MPH, Tilak R. Baba, BS, BA, Edna C. Garcia, BS and Jessica M. Robbins, PhD
1:15 PM
Failure to Progress: The binational problem of repeat cesarean deliveries among Mexican migrant women in California
Margaret Handley, PhD MPH, Enrique Gonzalez-Mendez, MD, Celeste Hall, RN, Catherine Gonzalez-Maddux, BA and Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Socialist Caucus

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

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