4431.0 Are women from Venus and men from Mars when it comes to delivering effective health messages? (Joint Session: Caucus for Men's Health & Women's Caucus)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
An important goal of all public health and health provider professionals is to work towards a society where all are afforded an opportunity to maximize health, wellness and longevity. An important element to advancing the health of the public is to understand how to better provide services in ways that motivate informed health choices and behaviors across demographics and that account for target-audience preferences. This is a panel discussion jointly sponsored by the APHA women’s and men’s health caucuses to advance the dialog and understanding regarding gender health issues and needs. This program will be a four-part moderated dialog between women and men health experts regarding health and wellness issues that impact both genders across the lifespan. Panelists with interact with each other and attendees in three structured dialog-sections on topics regarding: determinants of differential views attitudes and behaviors; factors impacting successful outreach for screening and care and; policy approaches within Healthy People 2020 to mitigate unintended access disparities.
Session Objectives: Describe dialogues that will lead to more effective approaches to gender-based health care. Identify perspectives on how best to develop health and wellness communications outreach and service delivery that meet the different needs and preferences with successful gender-appropriate approaches. Evaluate approaches to health policy legislation, regulation and access strategies that minimize development of unintended demographic disparities.
Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, MCHES
Adam Dougherty, MPH, MS1

Male Health Disparities: A ‘Normative Content'?
James Leone, PhD, MS, CHES and Michael Rovito, PhD
Comparison of Print Media Health Advertising To Men and Boys Compared To Women and Girls
Salvatore J. Giorgianni, PharmD, BSc and Jennifer Cooper, PharmD
Do You Perceive What I Perceive? The Association between Men's Perceived Provision of Social Support and Their Female Partner's Perception of Support Regarding Pap Screening, in Pacific Islander Communities
Michele Mouttapa, PhD, Lola Sablan-Santos, Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, Jie W. Weiss, PhD, Jasmine DeGuzman Lacsamana, MPH, Angela Lin, CHES, MPHc, Perci Flores, Peter Flores, Lourdes Quitugua, Elenoa Vaikona, Isi Vunileva, Genesis Lutu, Lourdes Tuliau and Marina Tupua

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Men's Health Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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