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Guidelines for Counseling Women on the Management of Menopause
Womens Health and Managed Care: Opportunities for Action, A Report of Recommendations from the National Summit on Womens Health and Managed Care
"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.")
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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
Lilly Center for Women's Health,
Karen Scott Collins, MD, MPH
Felicia H. Stewart, MD
Carol L. Jane
Constance J. Bohon, MD, FACOG
Martha C. Romans
Julianna S. Gonen, PhD