3072.0 Targeting special populations: Women veterans and incarcerated women

Monday, October 29, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Public health research and practice related to veterans issues and the needs of incarcerated populations have long focused on men. However, women are increasingly represented and experience barriers in accessing health care within the existing system. In this oral presentation, panelists will discuss the various health issues impacting women veterans and risk factors for female incarceration. The historical context of women in war will be compared to emerging issues for women veterans of war in the 21st century. The impact of trauma experiences and mental health outcomes will also be explored during this session.
Session Objectives: Identify innovations to existing systems of care to improve delivery of care to women veterans. Discuss the societal influences on women's risk for incarceration.
Olufunke Adesuwa Akiyode, CAGS, MHSA, MBA

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Jaime Hughes, MPH, MSW, Stella Jouldjian, MSW, MPH, Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH, Cathy A. Alessi, MD and Jennifer L. Martin, PhD
Gender stratified factors associated with Major Depression among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans seeking VA Health Care
Nkemka Esiobu, MPH, Harini Bathulapalli, MPH, E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MPH, Joseph Erdos, MD, PhD, Kirsha Gordon, MS, Joseph Goulet, PhD, Sally Haskell, MD, Amy Justice and Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Mental Health, Socialist Caucus, 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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