4049.0 Policy and Financing of Women's and Children's Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session will include 3 papers that examine the impact of health coverage on access to care and health outcomes among children. It will also include two papers that demonstrate how technology can be used to improve access to care and health planning.
Session Objectives: Describe the effects of underinsurance on health care access and quality. Compare the cost of opt-in versus opt-out consent for immunizations registries. Discuss the relationship between Medicaid/SCHIP eligibility expansions and childhood mortality. Identify potential uses of GIS for community evaluation.

8:30 AM
Balancing resources and needs: Using GIS to create asset maps of essential resources for Healthy Start participants in St. Louis, MO
Grant W. Farmer, MPH, Melisande Leland Handrick, MPH, Kristen Peterson, BSN, Darcell P. Scharff, PhD, Jeffrey P. Mayer, PhD and Kendra Copanas, MM
8:45 AM
Immunization Information System Opt-In Consent: At What Cost?
Julie A. Boom, MD, Leila Sahni, BS, Cynthia S. Nelson, MPH, Anna C. Dragsbaek, JD and Luisa Franzini, PhD
9:00 AM
Underinsurance among children in the United States and its association with health care access and quality
Michael D. Kogan, PhD, Paul Newacheck, DrPH, Stephen J. Blumberg, PhD, Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA, Gopal K. Singh, PhD, Bonnie B. Strickland, PhD and Peter C. Van Dyck, MD, MPH
9:15 AM
Tort Reform, Physician Behavior, and Health Outcomes: Evidence in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Yi Lu, Shin-Yi Chou, PhD, Jason M. Hockenberry and Muzhe Yang
9:30 AM
Lost Children: An exploration of the Medicaid/SCHIP expansions and child mortality
Embry M. Howell, MSPH, PhD, Sara Hogan, MHS, Jonay Foster and Alshadye Yemane, MPP

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)