In the Literature: Violence and reproductive health preceding flight from war: accounts from Somali born women in Sweden. Bryskog U, Olsson P, Essén B, Allvin MK. BMC Public Health. 2014 Aug 30;14:892.
In the Literature: Adaptation of an Acculturation Scale for African Refugee Women. Johnson-Agbakwu CE, Flynn P, Asiedu GB, Hedberg E, Breitkopf CR. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]
In the Literature: Cervical cancer screening adherence among Somali immigrants and refugees to the United States. (2013) Morrison TB, Flynn PM, Weaver AL, Wieland ML. Health Care Women Int.
Resource: Islamic Marriage Contracts: A Resource Guide for Legal Professionals, Advocates, Imams & Communities
Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence and the Battered Women’s Justice Project
Resource provides and clarifies information about Islam and gender equality in marriage and divorce. It also directs readers to best practices that safeguard women’s rights and interests.
Resource: Affordable Care Act Brochures & Educational Presentations
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Affordable Care Act presentations, brochures, and factsheets tailored for various audiences such as women, families, seniors, small businesses, and health care providers.
Funding Opportunity: Medicaid Expansion and Reproductive Health Care for Women
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Funding to study the use of medical services and health outcomes among low-income women of reproductive age (15-44 years), before and after expansion of Medicaid eligibility.
Letter of Intent Due Feb 4, 2013. Application Due March 4, 2013 by 5:00pm EST.
Resource: “Continuing the Conversation: The Affordable Care Act after the Supreme Court Ruling” Webinar Archive
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Download webinar recording and slides for a review of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, implications of the June 2012 Supreme Court ruling, and discussion of Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges.
Event: UNSPOKEN Conference: Create Space for Gender-Peace
Presented by: Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
Audience: Local, national, international collaborators for social change, including refugee resettlement agencies
This annual human rights forum combines film, art, music, and a conference into one festival.
October 17-18, 2012, Utica, NY
Event: Human Rights Conference: Create Space for Gender-Peace
Presented by: UNSPOKEN
Audience: Clinicians, lawyers, community advocates, resettlement agencies, human rights advocates.
Using a gendered perspective of human rights, explore the universal nature of gender violence and create opportunities for gender-peace.
October 17-18, 2012, Utica, NY
News: Health Care Law Expands Preventive Services for Women
As of Aug 1, 2012, all insurance plans are required to offer eight additional preventive health services for women at no extra charge. These include: well-woman visits, gestational diabetes screenings, breastfeeding support, domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling, FDA-approved contraceptive products, HPV DNA testing, STI counseling, and HIV screening and counseling.