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IMI on the Road Presenting Latest Research at American Public Health Association Annual Conference


November 9, 2018



IMI will be on the road presenting research at the American Public Health Association’s 2018 annual conference in San Diego, California. Caroline Adams, health policy and research assistant, and Erin Smith, health research associate, will each be presenting a poster on disparities in women’s health care across payer types in a nationally representative sample of women from the United States.

Caroline’s poster presentation, Differences in Behaviors in Seeking Care by Payer Type in a National Sample of U.S. Women, found significant disparities in delaying health care services including well-woman visits, pap tests, breast exams, and obtaining birth control. Overall, uninsured women had the highest rates of delaying care due to cost, although other payer types reported delaying health care services due to cost as well. You can read the full poster presentation here.

Erin’s poster presentation, Differences in Women’s Preventative Health Services by Payer Type in the U.S., found significant disparities in receipt of preventative health care services including pap tests, breast exams, and annual well-woman exams. Across all payer types, uninsured women received fewer preventative services than those with commercial insurance, Medicaid, or those on the Marketplace. However, a substantial portion of women with insurance still reported not receiving preventative health care services within the past two years. You can read the full poster presentation here.

If you are attending APHA, please stop by our posters! The IMI posters will be presented in the session Improving the Health Outcomes of Women by Promoting Prevention and Health-Seeking Behaviors on Tuesday, November 13th from 10:30am – 11:30am PST.