142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Women's health across the lifespan

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will highlight the challenges women face when navigating their health and the policies that focus on specific programs addressing chronic disease and women's special health needs. This session will also exam the role of federal and state policies that can have an impact on local public health interventions and strategies (for example, programs in maternal mortality, food security, access to quality medical care, HIV/AIDS prevention intervention, and addictions treatment),and ways to effect change.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss and identify structural and systemic challenges women face throughout their life span that can lead to chronic disease. 2. Discuss and identify prevention intervention strategies that are promising in making a difference in women’s health.

Evaluation of provider-led, healthy weight program for lesbian and bisexual women over 40 in the San Francisco Bay Area
Natalie Ingraham, MPH, Dawn Harbatkin, MD, Alexandra Minnis, MPH, PhD, Marj Plumb, DrPH and Jennifer Lorvick, DrPH
Non-Prescribed Hormone Use and HIV Risk among Transgender Women
Tooru Nemoto, PhD, Mariko Iwamoto, MA, Taylor Cruz, BS and Sachiko Suzuki, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Public Health Social Work, Women's Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers

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