Urge Congress to Protect the Title X Family Planning Program
The House Appropriations sub-committee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) has once again proposed to ELIMINATE funding for the federal Title X family planning program. For almost 50 years, Title X has supported access to vital family planning and related services like STD prevention and treatment and breast and cervical cancer screenings for millions of low-income and uninsured patients across the country. The program currently serves over 1,000,000 low-income individuals in California and 4,000,000 patients nationwide.
Help protect access to essential health care by urging your representatives in Congress toprotect the Title X family planning program.
Help Increase Access to Sexual + Reproductive Health Care through Mobile Technology
Many Californians in rural and urban regions and low-income communities still struggle to access time-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services because of geographic, transportation and personal time barriers, and confidentiality issues. SB 1023 seeks to eliminate these barriers by allowing health plans, as well as Family PACT to cover sexual and reproductive health services like birth control and STD care delivered through video, phone and smartphone applications. SB 1023 will be heard by the Assembly Health Committee on June 26th. Tell Assemblymembers TODAY to vote YES on SB 1023.
STD Crisis: Urge California Legislators to Invest in STD Prevention
The sexually transmitted disease (STD) epidemic in California has reached crisis levels. After hitting record highs for the fourth year in a row, California now ranks first in the nation for the most cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. It’s time California invested more in STD prevention to combat this public health crisis. To address alarmingly high STD rates, urge California lawmakers to invest an additional $2 million to support STD prevention activities and outreach and education efforts.