3397.0 Social Inequalities in Healthcare

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
The health care system in the United States has garnered increasing attention in recent years. Disparities in health care based on social status are among the many issues debated in this on-going conversation. This session will present research on several social positions in an attempt to contribute to the conversation. The presentations will look at the health of rural minority populations, the health care of children of incarcerated women, policy issues regarding uninsured African-Americans, and HIV prevention and stigma among Latino youth.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Apply and translate the results of large-scale workplace health interventions to underserved, minority and rural populations. 2. Discuss the need for improvement, further research, professional oversight and evaluation of mother-child prison programs before they can be expanded. 3. Apply micro-simulation to uninsured African-American populations to identify redistributive effects of health policies. 4. Discuss the importance of including a HIV-stigma reduction component in prevention interventions designed for Latino youth.
Gabrielle Foley, MPH, CHES

4:50 PM
Assessment of Children's Access to Health Care at Two Mother-child Prison Programs in California
Vicky Gomez, MPH, Elizabeth Greenblatt, MPHc, Sara Marin, MPHc and Laura Millar, MPHc
5:30 PM

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

Organized by: APHA-Student Assembly
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Medical Care, School Health Education and Services

See more of: APHA-Student Assembly