3253.0 Women’s health equity: An examination of social determinants in disadvantaged populations

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The purpose of this oral session is to discuss critical perspectives from public health and feminist theory, pedagogy, research, and practice related to promoting health equity for women. Disparities in women’s health behaviors, knowledge, practices, and outcomes will be presented for minority, disadvantaged, and social vulnerable women. Liberation psychology, women’s activism and feminist inquiry, and theory-based and culturally relevant strategies, approaches, and interventions to improve women’s health will be discussed. Topics include the links between tobacco use and oppression, alternative approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention using black women’s activism, and effective interventions to improve cancer prevention and control efforts in minority, rural women will be presented. These presentations will engender a discussion about the impact of social determinants on public health research, practice, and policies in promoting health equity.
Session Objectives: 1. List at least three indicators of social disadvantage that negatively impact women’s health which can be targeted in a smoking cessation program. 2. Explore the impact of liberation psychology and black women’s feminist inquiry or activism on efforts to eliminate health disparities. 3. Describe the importance of theory-based, cultural-relevant, and linguistically-appropriate in planning public health interventions.

Using liberation psychology to enhance the capacity for teen mothers who smoke to make health changes
Colleen MacQuarrie, PhD, Emily Rutledge and Lorraine Begley, Coordinator of Studies

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

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

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