4248.1 Bringing social justice into social policy

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session focuses on health care reform at the state and national level. In particular, panelists discuss the Massachusetts health reform, including its impact on women's health and trends in preventative care, as well as the health care experiences of low income women. The panel will conclude with a discuss of how 'welfare mothers' are stigmatized and how this stigma continues to inform current health policy reform efforts.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the lessons for women's health that can be learned from the Massachussets health care legislation as the United States implements health care reform on a national level. 2. Evaluate the effect of stigmatizing effects of poverty and gender on the creation and implementation of health care policy in the United States. 3. Differentiate between having health care insurance and obtaining needed health care.

Is coverage enough? The health care experiences of rural low-income women
Leigh Ann Simmons, PhD, Catherine Huddleston-Casas, PhD and Kari Morgan, PhD
Massachusetts health care reform: Trends in preventative care for women 1996-2008
Cheryl Clark, MD, SD, Jane Soukup, MSc, Usha Govindarajulu, PhD, Heather Riden, MA, Dora Tovar, MPH and Paula Johnson, MD, MPH

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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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