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new2.gif (970 bytes)Guidelines for Counseling Women on the Management of Menopause
Designed for use in conjunction with the National Committee for Quality Assurances (NCQA) HEDIS® Management of Menopause measure and endorsed by the NCQA and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

new2.gif (970 bytes)Womens Health and Managed Care: Opportunities for Action, A Report of Recommendations from the National Summit on Womens Health and Managed Care
Co-published by the Jacobs Institute of Womens Health and the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP), the Report offers health plans and clinicians ideas and strategies for improving services to women.

Value Purchasing:
Investing in Women's Health

June 17, 1999, Conference for Health Insurance Purchasers

"Good womens health is good business and good for the bottom line," said Nikki Heidepriem, JD, in her welcoming address at the Jacobs Institute conference "Value Purchasing: Investing in Womens Health." Heidepriem, a member of the Institutes Board of Governors, underscored the reason the Jacobs Institute, in conjunction with the Washington Business Group on Health, convened the meeting of health insurance purchasers: "We know you can purchase better value by taking into account the unique health care needs of women."

The participantshuman resources directors, medical directors, benefits managers, and others charged with negotiating contracts and services with health insurers for their companys employeesrepresented such corporations as the Coca Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company, Perdue Farms, Procter and Gamble, Sara Lee Corporation, the U.S. Postal Service, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. They came to Washington, DC, June 17 to learn what some companies and health plans are doing to better address the health care needs of women. (See "Investing in Womens Health: Models for Success.")

For details about the conference, click here.

Insights: A Compilation of the Jacobs Institute's Women's Health and Managed Care Briefing Papers

The Series Briefing papers:

Women's Primary Care in Managed Care: Clinical and  Provider Issues 

Health Plans and Purchasers: Managing Women's Primary Care

Managed Care and Unintended Pregnancy: Testing the Limits of

Confronting STD's: A challenge for Managed Care  

Managed Care and Women's Mental Health: A Focus on Depression

Medicaid Managed Care: The Challenge of Providing Care to Low-Income

Neither Prevention nor Cure: Managed Care for Women with Chronic

Quality in Women's Health: Taking the Measure of Managed Care

The Commonwealth Fund

Henry J. Kaiser
Family Foundation

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

Lilly Center for Women's Health,
Eli Lilly & Company

Program Officers

Karen Scott Collins, MD, MPH
The Commonwealth Fund

Felicia H. Stewart, MD
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Carol L. Jane
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

Irene Brandt
Eli Lilly & Company

Jacobs Institute

Constance J. Bohon, MD, FACOG

Martha C. Romans
Executive Director

Julianna S. Gonen, PhD
Research Associate

Project Sponsors

Project Advisory Committee

Carol S. Weisman, PhD
University of Michigan

Carmella Bocchino, RN, MBA
American Association of Health Plans

Arnold Cohen, MD, FACOG 
AEtna/U.S. Health Care

Leo J. Dunn, MD, FACOG 
Medical College of Virginia

Mary Jane England, MD 
Washington Business Group on Health

Jinnet Fowles, PhD 
HealthSystem Minnesota

Marthe R. Gold, MD, MPH 
City University of New York Medical School

Ira M. Golditch, MD, FACOG
Kaiser Permanente

Eileen Hoffman, MD
Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD 

Alina Salganicoff, PhD 
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Roberta L. Wyn, PhD 
UCLA School of Public Health

The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the knowledge, practice, and understanding of women's health.