4419.0 Healthy communities: Addressing and eliminating reproductive health disparities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
This session will describe the development of public health interventions focused on the elimination of reproductive health disparities at various levels. Speakers will address such topics as the cultural effects on medication-taking during pregnancy, improved reproductive health-seeking behaviors based on community education events, and birth outcomes based on the Weathering Hypothesis. Further information on the development of targeted interventions to improve the reproductive health for diverse populations of women will be shared for minorities, as well as women from small towns and with low income backgrounds.
Session Objectives: Describe reproductive health interventions developed to address disparities among diverse groups of women. List risk factors associated with cervical cancer and medication non-compliance during pregnancy.

4:50 PM
Exploring the Power of Narrative and its Role in Helping to Create Healthy Communities Free from Cervical Cancer
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, Sheila Murphy, PhD, Meghan Bridgid Moran, PhD, Flor Del Hoyo, MPH and Paula Amezola, MPH
5:10 PM
Women's health disparities in birth outcomes: A test of the Weathering Hypothesis
Kathryn Luchok, PhD, Jihong Liu, ScD, Joshua R. Mann, MD, MPH and Hongmei Zhang, PhD
5:30 PM
African-American and Latina Women's Cultural Beliefs regarding Pregnancy, including Medication-taking Behavior
Luz Dalia Sanchez, MD, MHA, MCP, Ph D, Joie Rowles, PhD and David Dube, MPH, RD, CHES

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, 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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