Insta-acup and some pointed remarks: Group, medical acupuncture with homeless and poor women
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Describe three reasons that poor women frequent ‘drop in’ acupuncture at women’s homeless shelters Examine how such women rate group acupuncture for chronic conditions Discuss how medical and nurse practitioner students regard group medical acupuncture
Keyword(s): Women's Health, Homeless Health Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been intensively caring for homeless women and families (and other underserved communities) for the last two decades. I initiated (and currently provide) group medical acupuncture in Women of Meansâ(WOM) wellness centers. As medical director of WOM, I design and implement versatile, wellness care for homeless families. Among my strong professional interests are increased access by poor women to CAM therapies as well as orienting nursing and medical students to medical acupuncture.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.