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Jacobs Institute Announces
Annual Leadership Award Call for Papers

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June 28, 1999, Washington, DC Women's Health Issues is calling for entries to its 2000 Leadership Award manuscript prize. The topic is "Putting prevention into practice: closing the gap between what we know and what we do in womens health care." A $1,000 prize will be given for the best manuscript submission.

Findings from the Commonwealth Funds 1998 Survey of Womens Health, demonstrate the need for continued effort in the area of prevention. The survey found there was little change in preventive health screening rates among women between 1993 and 1998. A majority of women do not receive counseling from their physicians on important health behaviors.

As general guidelines, the manuscripts should not exceed 2,000 words and 20 references. The deadline for the award is March 31, 2000. Announcement of the winner will be made in June 2000. The winning manuscript, and others deemed acceptable for publication, will appear in upcoming issues of Women's Health Issues.

Address manuscripts to the Editor, Women's Health Issues, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health 409 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2188. Please indicate that you wish your submission to be considered for the 2000 Leadership Award.

The winner of the 1999 Leadership Award is Usha Sambamoorthi, PhD, of Rutgers University, for her manuscript entitled "Estrogen Replacement Therapy among Elderly Women: Results from the 1995 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey." Her article will be published in Womens Health Issues.

Women's Health Issues is the official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge, practice, and understanding of women's health.

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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Shannon R. Mouton
The Jacobs Institute
(202) 863-4989