April Policy Roundup – Healthy Women

1. Healthy women advocate for new pain treatments at the FDA

Monica Mallampally, PhD, Senior Scientific Adviser to Healthy Women, testified FDA joint meeting Meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee at the end of March 2011. The meeting was to make a review Possible osteoarthritis medication She could provide the first new osteoarthritis treatment in over a decade. Healthy women support expanding access to non-drug treatments for chronic pain, which affects More than 20% Of women in the United States. Osteoarthritis It is a cause of chronic pain. However, it affects black and Chinese women at a higher rate than white women, and women of color are less likely to receive adequate pain treatment if they get any. Anyway, the FDA panel voted 1-1 against approving the drug, citing questions about the rare side effects and long-term safety, Healthy Woman will continue. Stand up for women’s health needs And Advocating for nonaddictive pain treatment.

2. A new study confirms that women’s pain is given less importance

A New study Published in the Journal of Pain confirms what many already know: Women’s pain is less important. Research participants evaluated the pain of male and female subjects in video clips. Participants consistently downplayed women’s pain and judged the potential for women to benefit more from psychotherapy in pain medication. The problem is worse than that And women of the world.

Ma. Maternal health inequalities take center stage during Black Maternal Health Week

Proud to support healthy women Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) This April 11-17 to support national attention to racial inequality in maternal health. In the United States, black women are three times more likely to die as a result of pregnancy-related causes than white women. According to the CDC. On April 1 13, President Biden also formally Accredited BMHW, first time presidential recognition. As a senator, Vice President Kamala Harris co-sponsored the first BMHW resolution at 201 BM.

More. More women than men are vaccinated

April 1, 2021, U.S. Census Bureau Reported That 0% of adult women received at least one dose of the Cavid 1 vaccine compared to 44% of men. Vaccine hesitation does not explain the difference as only 116% of men and women reported vaccine hesitation. Relevant factors Access to vaccination may include – which is higher for health workers (three-quarters are women) and older people (unequal women). Women, often in a caring role, may also be more inclined to preventive care.

New. New data show Covid 1V vaccines are safe for pregnant women

The mRNA covid-1 vaccine from Pfizer-Biotech and Moderna is safe and effective for pregnant women, according to a Study Kovid 1 published this month. Antibodies were found in umbilical cord blood and breast milk, which can also benefit children born to vaccinated mothers. Pfizer and Biotech got off to a great start earlier this year Laboratory testing To study the safety, tolerance and efficacy of vaccines in approximately, 000,000 healthy pregnant women aged 1 and over.

President. President Biden’s २ 2 trillion infrastructure plan could strengthen telehealth access

On March 31, 2021, President Biden announced a .3 2.3 trillion infrastructure plan American Employment Plan. The proposal allocates १०० 100 billion to expand high-speed Internet and ensure broadband access to underground urban and rural areas. One third People living in rural areas do not have access to broadband internet, which limits their access to video telehealth trips. Before this investment can take place, the bill will have to pass both houses of Congress.

Market. Continue to climb market insurance nominations

Healthcare.gov is a president thanks for the business Executive order Signed earlier this year. By the end of March, 828,000 People in the market are enrolled in health insurance. Millions of Americans may be eligible for new or extended subsidies to reduce the cost of coverage. To spread the message about affordable insurance options, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services a Million 50 million Advertising campaigns, on top of the 50 million that Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) centers were previously committed to. The health insurance market will be open between August 15, 2021. Visit to check if you need health insurance or if you are eligible for the subsidy. Healthcare.gov.

Ill. Illinois is set to expand postpartum insurance coverage for low-income women

From April 11, 2021 – the first day of Black Maternity Health Week – Illinois women with Medicaid can continue their health insurance coverage, up to one year after the birth of their child. Illinois is the first state to expand postpartum coverage enabled by recent legislation American rescue plan. In the announcement CMS acceptance of this coverage extensionSecretary of Health and Human Services Javier Besera said 2% of pregnancy deaths in the United States occur within one year of delivery, and that more than half of all pregnant women at Medicaid have a difference in insurance coverage within six months of giving birth.

New. New data show that sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high

Accordingly Recently released data From CDC, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have reached an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year in 2019-2019. In 201 In, 2.5 million cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis were reported – an increase of about 0% since 2015. Untreated STDs can lead to health problems, risk of other infections, and lead to pregnancy complications and infant mortality. People of color were more likely to have STDs than white people. Teleth or Express clinics can evacuate nearby tests and treatments that have been damaged during the Kovid 1 p epidemic.

10. Biden calls for about $ 11 billion to end opioid epidemic

President Biden released his First budget request In Congress, highlighting her health care priorities. The proposed budget includes १० 10.7 billion to help end the opioid epidemic, including funding for research, prevention and treatment and recovery services.

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