There are several areas of public health where the evidence for improving the underlying factors that shape poor health outcomes of vulnerable populations is robust, but is not effectively communicated and translated to inform the public and decision makers at various levels of government and in the private sector. This workshop will explore different strategies for framing the dialogue on equity and inequity among racial and ethnic groups to advance population health equity. This workshop builds on two previous roundtable events, the September 2015 workshop on advancing the science to improve population health and the September 2014 workshop on communicating to advance public health. Webinar February 4, 2016 (8:00 AM Eastern) - Register Here:
The Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform recently released a report on OBGYN providers available through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Our report found that of the 1,493 providers listed, only 22.5% were able to provide a well woman exam within four weeks.
Why were only 490 available? The answer lies mainly in the inaccuracy of the data that is in the online directory consumers use to purchase Qualified Health Plans on Maryland Health Connection. This creates unconsciable challenges for women trying to access an OB/GYN.
"We knew there was a problem with the provider directories that would have a broad impact on all consumers and we have provided a set of recommendations to address these," said Leni Preston, Coalition Chair.