February 2021: Issue 2
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Wyoming Health Council contributes to health and well-being for all, where we grow, live, learn, work and play.
Holy Site Review Batman!
5 Days, 3 Consultants, Main office and 3 Subrecipient Sites,
and OVER 1,000 documents loaded into MAX.GOV!
During the last week of January, the Wyoming Health Council participated in one of the first ever, virtually implemented OPA Site Reviews. Our team did an amazing job over the past few months gathering all of the information and data requested and preparing to engage in discussion with the OPA Review Consultants. The Wyoming Health council will receive and review the details in a few weeks and are already putting into action the suggestions made. We are looking forward to strengthening our Title X program here in Wyoming!
Health Care Actions and Executive Actions to Keep Your Eye On
"As Wyoming’s designated Title X Grantee the Wyoming Health Council applauds President Biden’s efforts to rebuild the Title X network.”

On January 28, President Biden signed an executive action rescinding the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule. This policy, which was reinstated by the Trump administration, bars international nongovernmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals, from receiving U.S. funding. Not only did women and girls around the world loose access to contraception, resulting in more unplanned pregnancies; funding for HIV/AIDs , childhood nutrition programs and TB and malaria programs were also all at risk under this rule. This executive action aims to "protect and expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care."

Under the actions announced on January 28th, the President also signed a presidential memorandum which directed federal agencies to review the Trump-era domestic gag rule that limited the use of Title X federal funds meant for family planning and reproductive health services for low-income patients. Under this program, organizations that provided abortions or abortion counseling could not have access to those federal funds. Over 1,000 clinics left Title X, including Planned Parenthood, leaving 1.5 million people nationwide without access to Title X services, for whom many used as their main source of health care.

The White House stated that, "Across the country and around the world, people — particularly women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and those with low incomes — have been denied access to reproductive health care." This is a great start, but much still needs to be done to insure that Title X is reinstated to it's full capacity. The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) and their allies continue to work closely with the Biden Harris Administration to insure that the necessary steps are taken quickly as possible to rescind the Trump rule and return Title X to its previous compliance standards. 

Check out NFPRHA's #MakeItRight social media guidance or their website too see what they are doing today!
Check out one of our Wyoming Title X Clinics!
"Providing a safety net for the community is something that our team takes great pride in. We will continue to enhance outreach efforts to underrepresented populations lacking resources, adolescents and LGBTQAI+ community member to name a few. Our team is working hard to provide a safe space to discuss sensitive topics in sexuality and ensure that everyone receives the quality reproductive healthcare that they deserve.”

~Namomi Boldon, Executive Director
Love is in the air.....
February is the month of love and the month of
National Condom Day/Week!

Did you know that people can get free condoms at our Title X clinics? Or you can order them online and have them delivered to your door with KnoWyo.ORG! KnoWyo.ORG also has a list of locations in Wyoming where you can pick up condoms for free!

Lets also make sure that everyone knows how to use a condom properly!
Happy National Condom Week!
Love can a be tricky thing....
It is so important to educate people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations about what healthy and unhealthy relationships are, and look like, and what consent means.
This February educate yourself, your partner, your friends, family and community about the forms of relationship and dating abuse and violence and how to get help if you need it!
Check out

LoveIsRespect.Org or call #1-866-331-9474 or Text: LOVEIS to 22522

The National Domestic Violence Hotline or call #1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

LGBTQ National Youth Talkline call 800-246-7743

400 East First St, Suite 313
Casper, WY 82601

Call Us: (307) 439-2033