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National Cancer Institute. 2016. Evidence-based cancer control programs (EBCCP). Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This online, searchable database is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials. Program areas include breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer screening; diet and nutrition; HPV vaccination; informed decision making; obesity; physical activity; public health genomics; sun safety; survivorship/supportive care; and tobacco control.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 12-7617.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Decision making, Disease prevention, Evidence based medicine, Family support programs, Genomics, Human papillomavirus, Informed consent, Nutrition, Obesity, Online databases, Peer support programs, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Risk factors, Screening, Smoking, Sun exposure, Survivors, Tobacco use, Vaccines

Women's Preventive Services Initiative. 2016. Final report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration: Recommendations for preventive services for women (abridged report). Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document presents recommendations for women's preventive health care services. Topics include breast cancer screening for average-risk women, breastfeeding services and supplies, screening for cervical cancer, contraception and contraceptive counseling, screening for gestational diabetes mellitus, screening for human immunodeficiency virus, screening for interpersonal and domestic violence, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, and well-woman preventive visits.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Cervical cancer, Contraception, Counseling, Domestic violence, Gestational diabetes, Guidelines, HIV screening, Health screening, Health services delivery, Interpersonal violence, Preventive health services, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women', s health

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2012. State coverage of preventive services for women under Medicaid: Findings from a state-level survey. [Menlo Park, CA]: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 8 pp. (Women's issue brief: An update on women's health policy)

Annotation: This issue brief reviews Medicaid's role in covering preventive care for women, presents key findings related to women's health from a survey of Medicaid officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that collected baseline data on state coverage of preventive services before Affordable Care Act implementation (ACA), and discusses implications for women enrolled in Medicaid following the implementation of ACA. The brief provides background and discusses survey findings in the categories of Medicaid coverage of adult preventive services (breast and cervical cancers, reproductive health and family planning, chronic conditions predominantly affecting women, and pregnancy-related services) and the future of Medicaid; ACA, and preventive services.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Family planning, Health care reform, Health services, Legislation, Low income groups, Medicaid, Pregnancy, Prevention services, Preventive health services, Reproductive health, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, Women', s health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. 2011. Addressing new challenges in children's environmental health. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about research programs conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to address children's health issues. Programs summarized are divided into the following categories: disease prevention; studies on the growing brain, studies on air pollution and respiratory disease, studies on reproduction, and studies on breast cancer.

Contact: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-16, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2233, Telephone: (919) 541-3345 Fax: (919) 541-4395 E-mail: webcenter@niehs Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Air pollution, Asthma, Autism, Breast cancer, Child health, Cognitive development, Environmental influences, Mental health, Prevention, Programs, Reproductive health, Research

Wood SF, Dor A, Gee RE, Harms A, Maurey DR, Rosenabum S, Tan E. 2009. Women's health and health care reform: The economic burden of disease in women. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and Jacob's Institute of Women's Health, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies the prevalence, major health disparities, costs of care, and available preventive health care services in health care settings for women. The report outlines the economic underpinnings of disease and chronic conditions and the economic costs to the health care system and to the U.S. economy of chronic illness in women. The report presents the study methods and findings on chronic diseases and conditions as well as health behaviors and risks.

Contact: Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 994-4184 Fax: (202) 994-4040 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Diabetes, HIV infection, Health behavior, Health care costs, Health services delivery, Mental health, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Prevention, Risk factors, Sexually transmitted diseases, Smoking, Women', s health

Steingraber S. 2007. The falling age of puberty in U.S. girls: What we know, what we need to know. San Francisco, CA: Breast Cancer Fund, 72 pp.

Annotation: This report examines five topics related to early puberty in U.S. females. Part 1 looks at the harmful impacts of early puberty, including a potential link to breast cancer. Part 2 explores time trends in puberty both in the United States and abroad. Part 3 examines the regulation of puberty. Part 4 looks at the insights offered by evolutionary biology. Party 5 explores the various possible causes for the declining age of puberty in U.S. girls. Part 6 proposes recommendations for research and action based on current evidence.

Contact: Breast Cancer Fund, 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94109, Telephone: (866) 760-TBCF Secondary Telephone: (415) 346-8223 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Female children, Obesity, Precocious puberty, Prematurity, Research, Television, Trends

Partnership for Prevention. 2007. Preventive care: A national profile on use, disparities, and health benefits. Washington, DC: Partnership for Prevention, 43 pp.

Annotation: This report is a follow-up a study conducted in 2006 that ranked 25 evidence-based clinical preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The report (1) documents the use of preventive care across the United States, (2) estimates the health benefits for the U.S. population of increasing the use of preventive services from current utilization rates to 90 percent, (3) quantifies disparities in use of preventive care by comparing use of services by racial and ethnic groups to the white, non-Hispanic population; and (4) gives special attention to cancer screenings by estimating the lives that would be saved if breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening rates increased from current rates to 90 percent among selected racial and ethnic groups. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report includes one appendix: data sources and gaps on use of 25 clinical preventive services for general state or national populations.

Contact: Partnership for Prevention, 1015 18th Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-0009 Fax: (202) 833-0113 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Ethnic factors, Health care services, Prevention, Racial factors, Screening tests

American College of Nurse - Midwives. 2007. Reducing health disparities. Silver Spring, MD: American College of Nurse - Midwives, 4 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about health disparities in the United States, particularly in the areas of infant mortality, preterm birth, low birthweight, SIDS, maternal mortality, breast cancer, cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease among women. The brief also discusses ways in which midwives are working to reduce disparities in reproductive health and midwifery education, practice, and activism. A summary and endnotes are included.

Contact: American College of Nurse-Midwives, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 485-1800 Secondary Telephone: (888) MID-WIFE (643-9433) Fax: (240) 485-1818 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, HIV, Heart diseases, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, Maternal mortality, Midwives, Preterm birth, Racial factors, SIDS, Women', s health

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform-Minority Staff, Special Investigations Division. 2006. False and misleading health information provided by federally funded pregnancy resource centers. [Washington, DC]: Special Investigations Division, Committee on Government Reform-Minority Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the scientific accuracy of information provided by pregnancy resource centers, federally funded organizations that provide counseling to pregnant adolescents and adults. The report, which includes an executive summary, describes pregnancy resource centers and discusses how they are funded, discusses the purpose and methodolgy of the study, and presents findings about information provided to adolescents seeking information about abortion. The findings address information on the relationship between abortion and breast cancer, future fertility, and mental health effects. The report included footnotes and a conlcusion.

Keywords: Abortion, Adolescent pregnancy, Breast cancer, Federal programs, Financing, Mental health, Pregnancy, Pregnancy counseling

Grantmakers in Health. 2005. Medicaid: Vital to women's health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the services Medicaid provides to low-income women. Services discussed include reproductive services, medical and supportive services for women with disabilities, breast and cervical cancer treatment, and long-term care. The fact sheet also discusses impending Medicaid reform and opportunities for grantmakers. A list of sources is included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Disabilities, Health services, Long term care, Low income groups, Medicaid, Reform, Reproductive health, Treatment, Women', s health

Hankinson SE, Colditz GA, Manson JE, Speizer F, Manson JE, eds. 2001. Healthy women, healthy lives: A guide to preventing disease from the landmark Nurses' Health Study. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 546 pp.

Annotation: This book presents information from the Nurses' Health Study on a woman's probability of developing specific diseases and suggests how that probability may change with certain alterations in diet, weight control, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes. Part one discusses the Nurses' Health Study and what observations have been made by researchers and what they mean to the study of women's health issues. Part two provides information and suggestions on lowering the risk of diseases. Topics covered include coronary heart disease, different types of cancers, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, asthma, arthritis, age-related eye disease, and Alzheimer's disease. The third part provides information on changing behaviors including physical activity, weight control, smoking, nutrients, foods, alcohol, vitamins and minerals, postmenopausal hormones, birth control, and pain relievers. The appendices give information on types of epidemiological studies; being an informed consumer of health information; and a section on tables on weight and nutrition. The book concludes with a glossary, selected readings, and an index.

Contact: Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas , New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (212) 698-7000 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-684-85519-4.

Keywords: Alcohols, Alzheimers disease, Analgesic drugs, Antiinflammatory drugs, Arthritis, Asthma, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colon cancer, Coronary care, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Eye diseases, Family planning, Food, Hormone replacement therapy, Life cycle, Lung cancer, Menopause, Minerals, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Ovarian cancer, Physical activity, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Reproductive health, Research programs, Skin cancers, Smoking, Strokes, Vitamins, Weight management, Women', Women', s health, s health promotion

Burke W, Fryer-Edwards K, Pinsky LE, eds. 2001. Genetics in primary care (GPC): Training program curriculum materials. (Rev. ed.). Austin, TX: National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center, 146 pp. (Genetics in primary care (GPC): A faculty development initiative)

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to serve as a bridge between primary care and genetics. The curriculum includes modules focusing on the following eight areas: (1) breast/ovarian cancer, (2) cardiovascular disease, (3) colorectal cancer, (4) congenital hearing loss, (5) dementia, (6) developmental delay, (7) iron overload, and (8) ethical, legal, and social issues. Each module includes teaching cases with questions and discussion to illustrate genetic themes and diagnoses. Each module also includes references to key documents and useful Web sites for additional background information. An overview of the Genetics in Primary Care (GPC) program and a list of its members from 1998-2001 are provided. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1912 West Anderson Lane, Suite 210, Austin, TX 78757, Telephone: (512) 454-6419 Fax: (512) 454-6509 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Colon cancer, Curricula, Developmental disabilities, Ethics, Genetics, Hearing disorders, Iron overload diseases, Legal issues, Mental disorders, Ovarian cancer, Primary care, Professional education materials

Brody JE, Grady D. 2000. The New York Times book of women's health: The latest on feeling fit, eating right, and staying well. New York, NY: Lebhar-Friedman Books, 370 pp.

Annotation: This book is a compilation of articles from the New York Times that analyze the major health issues facing women. The book is divided into 13 sections that cover the following subjects: (1) nutrition; (2) exercise; (3) women and weight; (4) emotional health; (5) violence; (6) sexuality; (7) pregnancy, childbirth, and matters of the womb; (8) the teenage years: raising healthy daughters; (9) menopause and aging; (10) breast cancer; (11) heart disease; (12) image and self-image; and (13) herbs, supplements, and alternative medicine. Each article shows the name of the reporter wrote the article and the date it was published.

Contact: Lebhar-Friedman Books, 425 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-86730-806-0.

Keywords: Aging, Alternative medicine, Breast cancer, Childbirth, Menopause, Nutrition, Physical activity, Pregnancy, Violence prevention, Women', s health

Denton MA, Hadjukowski-Ahmed M, O'Connor M, Zeytinoglu IU, eds. 1999. Women's voices in health promotion. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars' Press, 317 pp.

Annotation: This book focuses on women's health promotion in five areas: recognition of women's voices and perspectives on theoretical and methodological implications in medical research; women workers in health and social services agencies; women with disabilities; immigrant, refugee, and minority women; and women's issues across the lifespan. Topics include research in promoting women's health issues and treatment, by applying a feminist participatory framework within academic communities nationwide. Topics include medical, social and cultural factors encountered by women across social, ethnic, and economic level in society and the workforce.

Contact: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., 180 Bloor Street West, Suite 801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2V6, Telephone: (416) 929-2774 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55130-152-0.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Case studies, Consumer education materials, Cultural factors, Disabilities, Feminism, Health promotion, Homosexuality, Legal issues, Life cycle, Mental health, Skin cancer, Social factors, Sun exposure, Violence, Women', Working women, s health

Misra D. 1998. Women's reproductive health and their overall well-being. [Baltimore, MD]: Johns Hopkins University, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 6 pp. (Perinatal and women's health: issue summary; no. 2)

Annotation: This is a summary of a paper written to highlight policy and program areas needing to be addressed to ensure the continuous improvement of health care and services related to perinatal and women's health over the coming decade. The paper discusses three examples of a woman's reproductive health status: infections, breast and cervical cancer, and cesarean sections. Epidemiological trends, demographics, risk factors, predictors for disease, interventions, policy and practice issues, and research needs are discussed. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cancer, Cervical cancer, Cesarean section, Demography, Epidemiology, Infections, Intervention, Policy development, Prediction, Program development, Reproductive health, Research, Risk factors, Women', s health

Grason HA, Silver G. 1998. Public health roles promoting the health and well-being of women. [Baltimore, MD]: Johns Hopkins University, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 6 pp. (Perinatal and women's health: issue summary; no. 13)

Annotation: This is a summary of a paper written to highlight policy and program areas needing to be addressed to ensure the continuous improvement of health care and services related to perinatal and women's health over the coming decade. This paper discusses key issues in women's health that need study and consideration. A table illustrates how ten core public health functions are operationalized for selected health issues specific to women: perinatal care, breast and cervical cancer, and partner violence. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Child health, Domestic violence, Intervention, Maternal health, Perinatal care, Policy development, Program development, Public health services, Women', s health

New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Maternity Services and Family Planning. [1994]. The availability and accessibility of breast cancer screening for low income women in New York City. (Draft ed.). [New York, NY: New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Maternity Services and Family Planning?], 16 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents the results of a survey taken to determine if mammography services were generally available and accessible in New York City; the survey especially focused on non-English speaking, low income women. The methodology of the survey is presented, data gathered from the survey are reported in tables, and the results are presented and discussed.

Keywords: Access to care, Breast cancer, Ethnic factors, Language barriers, Low income groups, Mammography, New York, Screening, Statistics, Surveys, Women

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [1993]. The national strategic plan for the early detection and control of breast and cervical cancers. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 pp.

Annotation: This report provides the details of the National Strategic Plan for ensuring that every woman, for whom it is deemed appropriate, receive regular screening for breast and cervical cancers, prompt followup if necessary, and certainty that tests are performed in accordance with current recommendations for quality assurance. The plan is designed to achieve and surpass the Healthy People 2000 goals pertaining to breast and cervical cancers. The report also discusses implementation of the strategy, and provides a summary of treatment guidelines.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health , 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Contact Phone: (404) 488-4751 E-mail: Web Site: Available from Hathitrust via participating libraries.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Federal initiatives, Statistics, Strategic plans

Millman M, ed. 1993. Access to health care in America. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 229 pp.

Annotation: This book is the consensus report of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Monitoring Access to Personal Health Care Services. The committee, mandated to develop indicators for monitoring health care access, chose objectives in the following areas: infant mortality/low birthweight infants, preschool immunization, breast and cervical cancer, quality of life issues for those with chronic diseases, and treatment for acute illness. They also proposed that indicators be developed for monitoring family violence, emergency services, prescription drugs, and access to care by the disabled and elderly. The book includes appendices on HIV and drug abuse treatment, health care for the homeless, referral-sensitive surgeries, and ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, HIV, Homeless persons, Immunization programs, Infant mortality, Low birthweight infants, Quality assurance, Standards, Statistics, Substance abuse treatment

Stencel S, ed. Women's health issues. CQ Researcher. 4(18):409-431. May 13, 1994,

Annotation: This issue of "CQ Researcher" considers various issues related to women's health. It covers heart disease and breast cancer in detail, and notes the tendency to exclude women from federal research programs on heart diseases. It includes information on women's perceptions of threats to their health versus actual causes of mortality, it considers the Women's Health Initiative, and it includes two essays on whether women's health should be a separate medical specialty. It notes recent trends on hysterectomies and estrogen replacement therapy, and it provides a selected bibliography.

Contact: Congressional Quarterly, 1255 22nd Street, N.W. , Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 419-8500 Secondary Telephone: 800-432-2250 Web Site: Individual issues $4.00 for subscribers, $7.00 for non-subscribers; quantity discounts apply to orders over ten.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Federal government, Federal initiatives, Heart diseases, Hormone replacement therapy, Hysterectomy, Public policy, Research, Statistics, Women', s health


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.