POOR WOMEN’S HEALTH: Clinton Advisor Calls for Education
Speaking at the University of Massachusetts yesterday, Dr. Henry Foster, a top adviser to President Clinton, called on medical and political leaders to educate poor women about health issues. "Babies born in Trinidad, Tobago and Cuba have a better chance of reaching their first birthday than African-American children" , he said. Foster added that cultural barriers associated with class, not race, keep poor women from getting breast exams and Pap smears. He noted that while he supports high-tech medicine, its utility is limited without proper distribution to the needy (Shaw, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 3/3).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.