WHEALTH Newsletter                                                                                             Issue 5 - December 2016
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The OCWHP is proud of all we have achieved together with you in 2016, including:
  • Partnering with CSUF, Chapman and UCI to present the 4th OC Women’s Health Summit;
  • Collaborating with the OC Health Care Agency to establish a Women’s Health Dashboard on www.ochealthiertogether.org;
  • Completing a year-long needs assessment on the intersection between domestic violence, mental health, and substance use; 
  • Working with the OC Department of Education to help public schools comply with the new comprehensive sex education requirements under the CA Healthy Youth Act; and
  • Supporting the expansion of Every Woman Counts to provide diagnostic services to women under 40 with a breast symptom.
Looking forward to 2017, the Orange County Women’s Health Project will continue to deliver education, lead collaborative initiatives, and engage in advocacy to advance women’s health in Orange County.  Indeed, our work is more important than ever, with looming threats to the Affordable Care Act, provision of critical preventive health and family planning programs, coverage of contraceptive services for women, and even the Supreme Court.  We hope you will continue to work with us in 2017 and beyond, and we thank you in advance for supporting our work with your generous contributions of time and funds.

In gratitude,
Allyson, Dena & Sydney
The OCWHP, Orange County Health Care Agency, and CSU Fullerton are proud to introduce a Women's Health Dashboard, full of data and infographics about local women's health and gender disparities. 
Click here to access valuable information to inform your programs, communications, research, and funding priorities. 
DID YOU KNOW... "The HPV vaccine has reduced the prevalence of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus by as much as 65 percent among those who are vaccinated."   
A recent study found that parents are more likely to have their children vaccinated for HPV if doctors made brief statements about the vaccine rather than engaging parents in a dialogue.  The study reveals a new and effective communication tactic among doctors that may lead to an increase in HPV vaccinations among our youth.  Read the article here
"We Can Overcome Domestic Violence" billboards are up around Orange County.  
Look for them in your city through the end of December and share a photo using #DVandHealthOC!
Trainings now available!

Trainings on domestic violence are now available for health care and social service providers.  Trainings are free and CME/CEU eligible. 

Click here to learn more

Click here to request a training at your site
Get FREE resources!

Resources from the "We Can Overcome" domestic violence campaign are available at no cost! 

Click here for free download

Click here to request additional materials
Check out this new PSA from the We Can Overcome campaign!
The California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA), effective in 2016,  requires public schools to teach comprehensive sex education (CSE) to students at least once in middle school and once in high school.  The OCWHP is working with the OC Department of Education, OC Health Care Agency, and public school districts to implement CSE in the classroom.  To get involved with this effort, please click here

#CheckYourSexEd is a new campaign to raise awareness about how to teach CSE, what topics must be covered, and where to find help.  Check out these resources and use their hashtag to spread the word about the CHYA!
Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Orange County Women's Health Project.  If you have questions or wish to get more involved, please click here or
contact our office at (714) 619 - 8419.

Warm regards, 

Allyson Sonenshine, JD
Project Director

Dena Rubin, MPH
Project Manager

Sydney Minchin
Project Assistant
We are thankful for all that we accomplished in 2016.
Help us keep the momentum going!

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