3180.0 Women’s health in all policies: Social determinants of women’s health and well-being

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
Increasing evidence of the intersectionality of women’s health disparities and economic insecurity suggest more integrated evidence-based public health policies, research, and practice are warranted. In this session, policy experts from the White House Council on Women and Girls, Kaiser Family Foundation, National Women’s Law Center, and Institute of Women’s Policy Research will discuss emerging women’s health priorities and present comprehensive policy approaches including women’s health in all policies, an upstream approach to addressing social determinants of women’s health and wellbeing. Racial, ethnic, and economic inequities in women’s health and individual, population, and structural solutions will be discussed, including pay equity and workplace fairness; expanded access to care for vulnerable populations; sustainable investments in economic opportunity and education; rigorous women’s health research agendas; and evidence-based policy initiatives.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe emerging and priority women’s health issues from public and private sector perspectives; 2. List effective policy-making strategies to improve women’s health through public-private partnerships and rigorous data collection/analysis; 3. Articulate sustainable, upstream, and comprehensive solutions to emerging women’s health topics to inform public health research and practice.
Elena Ong, PHN, SM and Jessica D. Bellinger, MPH PhD
Adriane Casalotti, MPH, MSW

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, Ethics SPIG, Aging & Public Health, Health Administration, HIV/AIDS, Labor Caucus, Latino Caucus, Medical Care, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, Oral Health, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services, Social Work, Vision Care Section, Vietnam Caucus, Genomics Forum, Breastfeeding Forum, Physical Activity, Men's Health Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Academic Public Health Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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