Help Increase Access to Sexual + Reproductive Health Care via 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 to cover sexual and reproductive health services delivered through mobile telehealth technologies like video, phone and smartphone applications. In reducing these barriers to care, California can continue to reduce unintended pregnancy rates and address the current STD public health crisis.
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 third 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 $10 million to support STD prevention activities and outreach and education efforts.
Tell Congress to Save Title X
The House Appropriations Committee has voted to ELIMINATE funding for the Title X family planning program. For almost 50 years, Title has provided vital sexual + reproductive health services to millions of low-income and uninsured patients across the Country. Without Title X, many patients would have no access to contraceptive care, pelvic and breast cancer screenings, STD testing or other sensitive services. Contact your Member of Congress and tell him/her to save Title X and restore funding for the next fiscal year.