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Listening to Women's Voices:
Further Findings and Policy Implications from the Commonwealth Fund's

Breakfast Seminar - June 6, 2001

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Karen Scott Collins, MD, MPH
Vice President
The Commonwealth Fund

Karen Donelan, ScD
Asst. Prof., Health Policy & Management
Harvard School of Public Health

Barbara Gault, PhD
Director of Research
Institute for Womens Policy Research

moderated by

Marilyn Falik,PhD
Vice President
MDS Associates
Wednesday, June 6, 2001

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Presentation and Discussion

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

There is virtually no aspect of a womans life circumstances that is not associated with her health status. For example, women with lower incomes and fewer work opportunities are more likely to experience chronic conditions and inferior health overall. Cumulative social stressors are related to worse health in mothers. Lower income women and female caregivers face double jeopardy: they are more likely to experience health problems and more likely to report difficulties getting care. And access to insurance alone is unlikely to improve access to care for most lower income women.

Join us for a provocative discussion of these findings and their policy implications.

Jacobs Institute Breakfast Seminars are sponsored through an unrestricted grant by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories.

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