3138.0 Women’s health across the lifecourse

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session focuses on reproductive health across the life cycle, with a special emphasis on priority populations, including immigrant and refugee women (in the US and elsewhere). Session papers will disucss models of practice, as well as potential barriers to accessing new technologies among underserved women. Papers will also address behavioral, social, and economic barriers and opportunities to optimize women's health.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognize interventions that have the potential to optimize maternal mental health. 2. Identify exposures that can promote or impede healthy pregnacy outcomes. 3. Construct culturally specific intervention components for pregnant and postpartum women. 4. Recognize multidisciplinary approaches to optimize women's health. 5. Discuss how early exposures can affect later health for women.
Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW and Wendy L. Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD
Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW

10:40 AM
Pregnancy intention and HIV: A model for policy and practice
Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW, M. Kay Libbus, DrPH, MSN, Debra J. Jackson, MPH DSc and Harry Hausler, MD, PhD
11:00 AM
A Lifestyle Approach to Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Underserved Women: Results of the Illinois WISEWOMAN Program
Manorama M. Khare, PhD, Rachel Huber, MPH, RD, Ruth Ann Carpenter, MS, RD, LD, Pamela Balmer, Nancy J. Bates, DrPH, RD, CHES, Kristen Nolen, BS, CHES and John Cursio, MS
11:20 AM
Factors associated with diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during pregnancy among African American (AA) women
Susan M. Blake, PhD, M. Nabil El-Khorazaty, PhD, Marie Gantz, PhD, Pragatha Katta, MPH, Renee Milligan, PhD, Margaret Rodan, ScD and Michele Kiely, DrPH
11:40 AM
Influences on decision making for the HPV vaccine among Blacks and Hispanics in New York City
Danielle C. Ompad, PhD, Ann Boyer, MD, Ann-Gel S. Palermo, Abby Rudolph, MPH, Silvia Amesty, MD, MPH, MSEd, David Vlahov, PhD and Cervical Health Intervention Working Group Harlem Community and Academic Partnership

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Women's Caucus

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