ERIC Number: ED283797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
Women's Health. Report of the Public Health Service Task Force on Women's Health Issues. Volume II.
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This report identifies a broad spectrum of issues affecting women's health and is divided into four sections: (1) social factors affecting women's health; (2) women's physical health and well-being; (3) health concerns of older women; and (4) issues related to alcohol, drug use and abuse, and the mental health of women. The Public Health Service Task Force responsible for the report identified critical issues through the work of ten regional meetings that provided perspectives from state, local, community, and provider representatives. Findings from these meetings are discussed and suggestions for action, a summary, a conclusion, and references are offered. Papers commissioned for the report by the Task Force are included and deal with the following issues: (1) "Alcohol and Maternal and Fetal Health" (Kenneth Warren); (2) "Arranging for Child Care: Implications for the Well-Being of Employed Mothers and Their Children" (Martha Zaslow, and others); (3) "Cancer in Women" (Harriet Page); (4) Guidelines for Avoiding Methodological and Policy-Making Biases in Gender-Related Health Research" (Jean A. Hamilton); (5) "Heart Disease in Women" (Barbara Packard); (6) "Immunizations of Special Importance to Women" (Ida M. Onorato); (7) "Nutritional Issues in Women" (Artemis P. Simopoulos); (8) "Osteoporosis" (Lawrence E. Shulman); (9) "Premenstrual Syndrome" (Miriam Davis); (10) "Smoking and Women's Health" (Thomas J. Glynn and Joseph W. Cullen); (11) "Systemic Lupus Erythematosus" (Lawrence E. Shulman); and (12) "Special Health Concerns of Ethnic Minority Women" (Audrey Manley, and others). (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.