4321.0 Can public health prevail on Medicare, social programs, reproductive rights? P. Ellen Parsons Memorial Session

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
The 2011 P. Ellen Parsons session reviews public policy issues of critical importance to public health: debates on the federal budget and on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security; and reproductive rights. This annual session honors and memorializes the life of P. Ellen Parsons, a scientific researcher and a passionate and humorous advocate, and a leader in this session's APHA sponsors: Medical Care Section, Women's Caucus, Spirit of 1848 Caucus, and Women's Caucus.
Session Objectives: Identify threats to major U.S. social insurance programs - Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security - and to reproductive health. Discuss how the Congressional Progressive Caucus and other policy makers are responding to these threats Evaluate strategies for advancing reproductive rights and justice.
Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH
Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Spirit of 1848 Caucus, Women's Caucus

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

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