Chronic Conditions and Women’s Health: Prevalence and Policy

12/10/2019

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Agenda

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
Phoenix

Pre-Conference to NCSL Capitol Forum

This half-day session explored the chronic conditions that disproportionately affect women’s overall health such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, migraine headaches, inflammation and osteoporosis. Attendees at this session learned from national experts about the most prevalent chronic health issues driving women’s mortality and morbidity. There also was a presentation about state agency efforts and programs to prevent and address chronic diseases that affect women at higher rates. Attendees had an opportunity to share challenges and successes in their states and to hear from fellow legislators and legislative staff working in on these issues.

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Presentations

Speaker Presentations | Powerpoint | PDF file-56 pages

Cound Not Present Due to Travel Delays:

Liz Thompson, CEO, National Osteoporosis Foundation: The Economic and Human Costs of Osteoporosis: A Call to Action | Powerpoint | PDF file-18 pages

Other Resources

Breast Cancer Screening Handout, American Cancer Society | Powerpoint | PDF file-2 pages

Migraine at Work Handout, American Migraine Foundation | Powerpoint | PDF file-2 pages

Women's Chronic Health Issues FactSheet Handout, NCSL | Powerpoint | PDF file-2 pages

Agenda and Presentations
8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast, Registration and Networking
8:30-9 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Session Overview

 

NCSL staff will provide an overview of the day and attendees will introduce themselves.

 

Moderator

  • Tahra Johnson, program director, Public Health and Maternal & Child Health, Health Program, NCSL
9-9:15 a.m.

Overview of Women’s Chronic Health Issues

 

NCSL staff will provide an overview of women’s chronic health issues and what may be impacting populations in your state.

 

Speaker

  • Erik Skinner, policy associate, Health Program, NCSL
9:15-10:45 a.m.

Chronic Disease Panel

 

Attendees will learn about specific chronic diseases that disproportionately impact women, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis and migraines.

 

Moderator

  • Erik Skinner, policy associate, Health Program, NCSL

 

Speakers

  • Nim Lalvani, director, American Migraine Foundation
  • Liz Thompson, CEO, National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Cathy Peters, senior state and local campaigns manager, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
  • Anna Hyde, vice president, Arthritis Foundation
  • Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, division chief, Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine
10:45-11 a.m. Break
11-11:30 a.m.

State Actions to Improve Women’s Health

 

Attendees will learn from the Mississippi’s state expert on chronic disease about how states can address chronic conditions.

 

Moderator

  • Erik Skinner, policy associate, Health Program, NCSL

 

Speaker

  • Teresa Aseret-Manygoats, state chronic disease director, Arizona Department of Health Services
11:30-Noon

State Policy Options: Legislative Discussion

 

State legislators will share initiatives in their states with their peers.

 

Moderator

  • Tahra Johnson, program director, Public Health and Maternal & Child Health, Health Program, NCSL
Noon-12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Wrapup

 

Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss policy options during lunch.

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the support of Amgen for this session.