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Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
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Washington, DC  20052
Liz Borkowski, MPH
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Events > Incarcerated Women Stakeholder Meeting




Special Event


The Health of Incarcerated Women


Stakeholder Briefing Meeting

July 31, 2007


The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health hosted a stakeholder briefing meeting in Washington, DC in conjunction with the publication of its Women's Health Issues July/August theme issue on the health of incarcerated women.  The meeting was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the GW Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC.


This important event was made possible thanks to financial and programmatic support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Lisa R. King, MA, Project Officer. 


Our Co-Guest Editor, Dr. Harold Pollack, spoke at the meeting.  Dr. Stephanie Covington, also a Co-Guest Editor, was unable to personally attend the meeting, however D. Richard Mauery, Managing Director of the Jacobs Institute, presented her slides. We were also very honored to have Ms. Dana Blank, who recently retired as Superintendent of the Indiana Women's Prison as our keynote speaker for this event.


Authors of the following four articles published in this issue presented their findings at the meeting:


  • The Association Between History of Violence and HIV Risk: A Cross-Sectional Study of HIV-negative Incarcerated Women in Connecticut, by Anita Ravi, MPH; Kim M. Blankenship, PhD; and Frederick L. Altice, MD
  • A Captive Audience: Bringing the WISEWOMAN Program to South Dakota Prisoners, by Olga A. Khavjou, MA; Jacy Clark, MPH, Roberta M. Hofeldt, RN; Patty Lihs, BS; Ryan K. Loo, PhD; Malavika Prabhu, BS; Norma Schmidt, MA; Chrisandra K. Stockmyer, MPH, RD; and Julie C. Will, PhD, MPH
  • A National Overview of Reproductive Health Care Services for Girls in Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities, by Catherine A. Gallagher, PhD; Adam Dobrin, PhD; and Anne Douds, JD
  • Health, Mental Health, Substance Use, and Service Utilization Among Rural and Urban Incarcerated Women, by Michele Staton-Tindall, PhD, MSW; Jamieson L. Duvall, MA; Carl Luekefeld, DSW; and Carrie B. Oser, PhD

Please see the July/August 2007 issue of Women's Health Issues for the full text of these and several other important manuscripts.

Meeting Agenda

Covington Presentation
Stephanie Covington Presentation (.pdf)

Gallagher Presentation
Catherine Gallagher Presentation (.pdf)

Ravi Presentation
Anita Ravi Presentation (.pdf)

Staton-Tindall Presentation
Michele Staton-Tindall Presentation (.pdf)

Khavjou and Lihs Presentation
Olga Khavjou & Patty Lihs Presentation (.pdf)

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