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Women Working to Improve Their Health

A diverse group of community leaders held a special forum and luncheon, “ Women Working Together for Better Health” in Rocky Mount on October 4.

Nearly 300 participants learned more about public policy changes that improve the health care for women, including implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the new federal health care law.

As a former hospital administrator, AARP State President James Wall explained how the law helps by improving health care quality and access, as well as makes available many preventive screenings that are critical to early detection of diseases that disproportionately
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impact women.

As a result of the forum participants:

  • Created a larger, more inspired vision of health care
  • Outlined a set of principles and essential qualities that should guide the health care system
  • Developed a framework to inform policies and practices that shape health care
  • Prepared a final report on the forum, including public policy recommendations on women’s health needs
For more information, about the women's forum, contact Joyce Payne, Chair, Women’s Health Committee at or 252.443.5363.
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