Last month, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrated January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
NLIRH recognizes that in addition to our work connecting Latinas with the resources they need to prevent cervical cancer and destigmatizing sexual health topics, we will work to bring down the barriers Latinas face to accessing the health services they need to live free of cervical cancer.
Today, we are happy to share with you our “Cervical Cancer Policy Recommendations.”
Some of our policy recommendations include increasing federal funding for the Title X, expanding access to the HPV vaccine and removing the bars immigrant women face in accessing Medicaid. We also call on Congress to pass the Health Equity and Accountability Act as well as the Fair Pay to Medicaid Providers Act. We recommend updating guidelines for HPV testing and prioritizing women’s preventive services in the Essential Health Benefits as part of the Affordable Care Act.
We hope that you will join us in lifting Latina voices, from the blogosphere to the halls of Congress, in support of the policies that work to eliminate health disparities, reduce cervical cancer incidences and support Latinas’ reproductive health.
Click here for more information about NLIRH’s work on cervical cancer.
To access the Cervical Cancer Policy Recommendations, please click here.