Wednesday, June 5th, Georgia STOMP coalition co-leads, Claire Cox and Adele Stewart, received an update from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).
Current DPH distribution plans for menstrual products purchased with the $500,000 allocated in the 2020 state budget are summarized below:
- Local community health departments (CHDs) will be able to order menstrual products using existing purchasing procedures for health products supplied by the Department of Public Health.
- CHDs will be encouraged to start the fiscal year with a supply of a variety of products on their shelves, and order according to community need.
- Recipients of the products will receive three months’ worth of menstrual products at each visit to DPH, to alleviate the burden of finding transportation.
- The DPH will assess the distribution at both a mid-year point and at the end of the year.
Georgia STOMP looks forward to learning from the DPH’s program, and is grateful to work alongside them in the pursuit of improved menstrual product access.