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WHEALTH NEWSLETTER
WHEALTH Newsletter 
Issue 9 - June 2018

ACTION ALERT: OPPOSE PROPOSED GAG RULE IMPACTING ACCESS TO CRITICAL WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE

In May, the Trump administration proposed new rules regarding the federal Title X Family Planning Program that would drastically affect women’s access to family planning services and health care.

To learn more about Title X and how the new proposed rule is harmful to women click here

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?  Contact HHS Secretary Alex Azar and let him know about your opposition to the rule.

Use our template below to send an email. Be sure to insert your signature block and feel free to personalize.
SUPPORT TITLE X: Email Secretary Azar
Or contact Secretary Azar on your own and state your support of Title X. 
Email: Secretary@HHS.gov
Phone: 202-690-7000
Twitter: @SecAzar 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at The Port Theater for an exclusive screening of the documentary Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story followed by a talk and Q+A with award-winning filmmaker and producer, Dan Birman. 

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story is a documentary film that follows the case of Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim who was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 for killing a man who solicited her for sex.  The documentary explores how social determinants such as poverty, violence, and substance abuse contributed to Cyntoia’s situation.  Read more...

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Orange County Women's Health Summit will take place on Friday October 12, 2018 at UC Irvine.  Join us to learn how social determinants are impacting women's health in Orange County.

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations will be released next week!

RECENT ACTIVITY

SEX WEEK @ UCI

April 9 - 13 was "Sex Week at UCI"  – a project hosted by the UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion as part of the Healthy Campus Initiative.  The week was filled with events to educate UCI students and staff on sexual health, healthy relationships, body positivity and more. Agencies from the Domestic Violence & Health Collective were on campus to share resources. 

As a partner on the Healthy Campus Initiative's Sexual Health Working Group, we are pleased to announce that nearly 400 people attended Sex Week events, with 100% of survey respondents that attended the event agreeing that Sex Week should become an annual event.  
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & HEALTH COLLECTIVE RECEIVES SUNSET FUNDING 

The Orange County Women’s Health Project is pleased to announce that our Domestic Violence & Health Collective - Orange County (DVHC) has received additional funding from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to continue key activities for another year.

Looking Ahead:
- A toolkit on our "We Can Overcome" Public Health Campaign – Request toolkit or training
- "Train the Trainers” for Cross-Discplinary Training on Screening/Counseling for Domestic Violence in Healthcare Settings
 – Request more information
- Free Web-Based Training Modules on Cultural Competence and DV Screening, Teen Dating Violence, and Reproductive Coercion – View Now (password: anteater)

 
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