3022.0 Insurance Coverage, Health Access, and Outcomes

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
Using data from organziational surveys, local health departments and other sources, the presenters in this session will discuss the impact of insurance coverage, access to care, and new budget constraints on health outcomes. Specifically studies look at how local health department services are affected by budget cuts, the availabilty of stroke centers that are near to patients in need of these services and the change in outcomes that leads to, working with community coalition to increase insurance coverage, and evaluating safety net coverage.
Session Objectives: Discuss future implications of restricted budgets on service delivery. Identify and evaluate local, state, and national data sources for measuring safety net capacity and the demand for safety net health services Identify areas lacking access to Joint Commission Primary Stroke Centers and assess the difference access makes on stroke outcomes.
Shari Kinney, MS, MPH, RN

8:30 AM
Geographic analysis of travel time to certified stroke centers in the Tri-State Stroke Network region
Jenna A. Khan, MPH, Michele Casper, PhD, Andrew W. Asimos, MD, Lydia Clarkson, MPH, Dianne Enright, GISP, Laura J. Fehrs, MD, Khosrow Heidari, MA, MS, MS, Sara L. Huston, PhD, Laurie H. Mettam, MEd, Mary George, MD, MSPH and Ishmael G. Williams, MA
9:15 AM
Tough Economic Times: The Impact of Budget Cuts on Local Public Health
Gulzar Shah, MStat, MS, PhD, Lisa Jacobs, Samuel Yu, Carolyn J. Leep, MS, MPH, Marisela Rodela, MPH, MSW, Costanza Galastri, MA and Rachel Willard, MPH
9:30 AM
Community involvement in maternal health care financing scheme: Experiences from rural Bangladesh
Md. Moshiur Rahman, MA, MSc, Md. Mahabub Ul Anwar, MSS, MPS and Tasnima Kibria, MSc

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work