5193.0 Eliminating Health Disparities through Partnerships, Policy, and Public Health Practice

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
The elimination of health disparities, a Healthy People 2010 goal, requires interdisciplinary, public health approaches. This oral health session seeks to provide a forum to share successful collaborations and research efforts, with a focus on eliminating women’s health disparities. The session includes an examination of the role of biases on women’s health, including the effect of gender bias on cardiovascular health and substance abuse among sexual minority women. The role of health policy on utilization, specific to state policy environments and breast cancer mammography utilization trends, and the benefits of community and academic partnerships are also addressed.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe strategies for building sustainable community and academic partnerships; 2. Discuss the effect of local and state health policy on public health programs in the elimination of women’s health disparities; and 3. Describe ways in which public health programs and systems may be more responsive to the effects of biases on women’s health disparities.

12:30 PM
Treatment of ST-Elevation myocardial infarction in California: Evidence of a decade-long gender bias
David J. Reynen, MPPA, MPH, CPH, Alisa S. Kamigaki, MPH, Pam Ford-Keach, MS and Lily A. Chaput, MD, MPH
12:50 PM
Health and social inequalities among young drug-using women who have sex with women
Danielle C. Ompad, PhD, Samuel R. Friedman, PhD, Sel J. Hwahng, PhD, Vijay Nandi, MPH, Crystal M. Fuller, PhD and David Vlahov, PhD
1:30 PM
Eliminating women's health disparities through Academic-Community Partnerships (ACP)
Nancy Milliken, MD, Dixie Horning, Judy Young, MPH, Ellen Goldstein, MA and Annemarie Charlesworth, MA

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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

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