2045.0 Social and cultural contexts of women’s health

Sunday, November 7, 2010: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The purpose of this poster session is to address the multidimensionality of women’s health within specific social and cultural contexts. Systems approaches to public health are a shared theme of many of the presentations as was seen in the development of the Breast Cancer Town Hall Collaborative; the Women Returning Home project; a coordinated community response team for sexual assault between county and Tribal organizations; and a program to address community-identified needs in a low-income neighborhood with reported health disparities. Sociocultural determinants of health are also explored. Factors associated with cancer screenings among immigrants, the use and impact of skin lightening techniques among Indian women, a comparison of demographics of women caregivers to women non-caregivers, neighborhood influence on women seeking mammography screening, and the place of the granny midwife within the culture of her community are topics presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Differentiate between different systems approaches recently developed to improve women's health in the U.S.. 2. Describe sociocultural determinants of women's health among female immigrants, women care givers, women seeking mammography, and Indian women.

Board 1
Socio-demographic factors associated with scheduling and attending cervical and breast cancer screenings among Latina immigrants
Isabel Garces, DrPH, MPH, Kari White, MA, MPH, Allison McGuire, BS and Isabel Scarinci, PhD
Board 2
Breast cancer town hall meetings: Community collaborations for social justice
Mary K. Anglin, PhD, MPH, Karen J. Pierce, JD and Barbara Cicerelli, MPA
Board 3
Board 4
Integrated systemic approaches for linking post-incarcerated minority women to ongoing community based care
Kischa Hampton, MSW, Alicia Kusiak, MA, CRC, LCPC and Danielle Lazar, AM
Board 6
Breast cancer knowledge and mammography screening among Immigrant women in Southern California
Magda Shaheen, MD, PhD, MPH, Blanca Caro, MD and Osman Galal, MD, PhD
Board 8
Paradox of cultural competency: Use of social marketing techniques in the 'medicalization' of granny midwives
Lovetta Brown, MD, MPH, Gerri A. Cannon-Smith, MD, MPH and Vincent Mendy, MPH, CPH
Board 9
Women's perspectives on neighborhoods and healthcare
Amy B. Dailey, PhD, MPH, Jamie Humphrey, MPH and Anita Davis, BA

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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