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Health in Underserved Women Health in Underserved Women
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.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Adult Women
Developed by Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy

 My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Young Women
Developed by Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy

 Women's Wellness Guide
Developed by Pennsylvania Commission for Women

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 A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health
Developed by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 Healthy Work Environment Assessment
Developed by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

 Permanent Supportive Housing Evidence-Based Practices
Developed by Abt Associates; Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); Westat