Project Nana strives to diminish disparities in menopausal healthcare, gynecologic cancers and STIs. We currently participate in health fairs, are invited to present at conferences and have worked with organizations with complementary scopes in assessing and advocating equitable policies for post-menopausal women’s consideration and care.
Advancing health equity for women 55 years and older means creating awareness and advocating for change in language and policies that diminish the importance of ongoing, preventative women’s healthcare beyond the reproductive season.
Our policy initiatives are focused on 3 main areas:
Revising Medicare access for annual women’s exams from every two years to each year
Expanding data collection and reporting to include women 55 years and older with respect to sexual health, communicable diseases and quality of life, social determinants of health
Adding 'when was the last time you experienced any vaginal bleeding?' to a list of required questions that a healthcare provider should ask a postmenopausal person.
If the answer is that bleeding has occurred after menopause, that is an indicator for further investigation.
TAKE ACTION with our partner, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology