Media Advisory: Next Community Conversation about Women’s Health is Wednesday, July 19 in Carlisle, PA

PA-Campaign-blue-logoCarlisle, PA — A statewide series of public conversations about a broad range of women’s health issues continues this coming week with an event hosted in the expansive gymnasium at YWCA Carlisle located at 301 G Street, Carlisle, 17013. Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be available. 

Women’s Health: A Community Conversation will take place Thursday, July 19th at 6:00 PM at YWCA Carlisle. Dr. Chavone Momon-Nelson, with Carlisle Obstetrics and Gynecology, will facilitate the discussion.  Residents of Cumberland County and the Capital Region are invited to attend this free event and share their thoughts, feelings, concerns and opinions about the status of women’s health care in the Commonwealth.  Preventive care, maternity coverage, and contraceptive care are the primary themes of the evening, co-hosted by YWCA Carlisle, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, AAUW Chapter of Carlisle and Cumberland Valley Rising. Register to attend here.

Community Conversations on Women’s Health is a direct response to several factors that, combined, spell disaster for Pennsylvania families: Pennsylvania’s abysmal track record on key indicators of women’s health; a state Legislature poised to restrict access to reproductive healthcare while actively neglecting policy proposals that would improve women’s health and economic security; refusal to hear testimony from constituents on issues that directly affect their health and lives; and, a regressive federal agenda fixated on restricting access to affordable healthcare.

The Community Conversations are an initiative of the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health. Founded in 2013, the PA Campaign for Health is a collaboration of more than 55 local, state and national organizations calling for evidence-based policies to support and protect equal access to affordable reproductive healthcare including abortion, personal safety, and workplace equality. Specifically, the Campaign supports legislation to address pregnancy discrimination, close gaps in the state’s equal pay law, provide workplace accommodations for nursing workers, protect patients and doctors from harassment, and prohibit legislatively coercing doctors to lie to patients.  At the Community Conversations, locals will share their experiences, and the challenges they face trying to lead healthy lives and deciding if, when, and how to raise a family in Pennsylvania.

Local lawmakers and media are invited to attend in person to listen and learn, or follow along online at @PPAdvocatesPA  and #PA4WomensHealth #Carlisle.

To learn more about the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health, like us at www.facebook.com/PA4WomensHealth and www.pa4womenshealth.prg.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Lindsey Mauldin of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania at Lindsey.mauildin@pppamail.org and 717-321-5409, or Robin Scaer of YWCA Carlisle at RScaer@ywcacarlisle.org and 717-243-3818.