Improving Women's Health

NCSL 2009 Fall Forum: Wednesday, Dec. 9

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Karen Shore, vice president for Planning and Health Policy, Center for Health Improvement, Sacramento, Calif.
"State Efforts to Keep Employees Healthy: Worksite Wellness Programs," PowerPoint Presentation

Lisa Grost, public health consultant, Building Healthy Communities and Physical Activity, Michigan Department of Community Health
"Building Healthy Communities in Michigan," PowerPoint Presentation.

Pamela Protzel Berman, deputy director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Improving Women's Health Through the Prevention and Control of Chronic Disease: A Federal Perspective," PowerPoint Presentation.

Paula F. Clayton, director, Office of Health Promotion, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
"Detection and Management of Chronic Disease in Kansas," PowerPoint Presentation.

Cynthia Jackevicius, associate professor, Pharmacy Practice, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California
"Medication Adherence and Chronic Disease Management," PowerPoint Presentation.

Representative Peggy Welch, Indiana, Chair, NCSL Health Committee. Discussion Moderator.



The rising rates of chronic health problems pose a significant and unsustainable burden on the U.S. health care system. What is chronic disease? How does it affect women differently? What is the role of health reform in these efforts? What are some effective prevention, screening and intervention efforts targeting women? Learn about various programs that focus on cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.



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