Health Policy/Advocacy

Center for Children’s Advocacy

2018 - $120,000

The Center for Children’s Advocacy plans to use this funding to work on two separate health issues facing children and teens. One involves minors’ access to PrEP, a pre-exposure prophylaxis that significantly reduces a person’s likelihood of contracting HIV. Connecticut law allows minors to consent to examination and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, but does not allow them to consent to receiving PrEP if they do not have HIV. The Center for Children’s Advocacy will seek changes in state policy to allow youth at risk of contracting HIV to receive preventive treatments. Separately, the organization will work to ensure that undocumented children and teens can access health care coverage.

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