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  • Supporting Our Sisters: Transforming Uterine Fibroid Awareness into Action

    Supporting Our Sisters: Transforming Uterine Fibroid Awareness into Action

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    Purpose of the Event:

    During this event, experts will provide their insight on the
    challenges experienced by women living with uterine fibroids and barriers to access to
    quality care and treatment. These elected officials and medical decision-makers across
    the country will also discuss their activism in the uterine fibroid space and the
    importance of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act
    of 2021.

    Topics of Discussion:

    ■ Conversation about the impact of uterine fibroids
    ■ How to push the discussion on fibroids into action
    ■ Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and
    Education Act of 2021 and benefits

    Congresswoman Clarke + 4 panelists:

    ■ Tambra Cherie,Radio Personality 97.7 WRBJ-FM; TV Personality –
    The Belle Collective
    ■ Cynthia Bailey, TV Personality – Real Housewives of Atlanta
    ■ Sateria Venable, Founder/CEO, The Fibroid Foundation
    ■ Erica E. Marsh MD, MSCI, FACOG; S. Jan Behrman Collegiate
    Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Chief of the Division of
    Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Director of
    Community Engagement for the Michigan Institute of Clinical
    and Health Research
    ■ Dr. Rachel Villanueva. President-elect of the National Medical
    Association
    ■ Dr. Jessica Shepherd – Gynecology Surgeon, CMO VeryWell
    Health, Baylor University Medical Center

    The Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act would:
    ● Provide $30 million annually for FY22-FY26 to the National Institutes of
    Health (NIH) to expand research on uterine fibroids.

    ● Direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the
    Chronic Conditions Warehouse research database to include data on the
    services provided to women who experience symptoms of uterine fibroids.
    ● Create a uterine fibroids public education program through the Centers for
    Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to disseminate information on the
    incidence and prevalence of uterine fibroids among women—including the
    elevated risk for women of color—and the available treatment options.
    ● Direct the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in
    consultation with medical societies, to develop and disseminate information
    regarding uterine fibroids to health care providers, including the elevated risk
    for women of color to develop uterine fibroids and the available treatment
    options.

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