Health in Underserved Women

Health in Underserved Women Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Medically underserved women have difficulty accessing and using health care services, which increases their risk of serious health problems and even death. Women are more likely to be medically underserved if they reside in rural or geographically remote areas, have a physical or mental disability or low literacy, belong to a minority and/or speak a minority language, and are low-income, homeless, elderly, lesbian, migrant workers, immigrants, or refugees.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that provided health care services, including screening and information, to medically underserved women.

The featured QualityTools describe online health and wellness resources for women, including rural women.

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