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  • 2 Jan 2024 12:50 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

    Keri Hess Laursen
    NFBPWC Health Committee Chair, Downtown Sacramento Member

    The Health Committee is seeking a co-chair, no experience required!

    The Health Committee currently meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 5pm PST.

    Please email Keri at: health@nfbpwc.orgto inquire about serving as co-chair or to get on the Health Committee listserv.
  • 1 Oct 2023 12:50 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

    NFBPWC Health Committee is Seeking a Co-Chair!

    Keri Hess Laursen, NFBPWC Health Committee Chair, Downtown Sacramento Member 

    The Health Committee is seeking a co-chair, no experience required!

    The Health Committee currently meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 5pm PST.  

    Please email Keri at: to inquire about serving as co-chair or to get on the Health Committee listserv
  • 1 Oct 2023 11:56 AM | Megan Shellman-Rickard (Administrator)

    Period Poverty Call to Action

    Message from NFBPWC President Megan Shellman-Rickard

    As you may be aware, NFBPWC has started a new initiative to tackle period poverty, led by our Young BPW. As you may not be aware, period poverty is a pressing issue in the US, affecting millions of menstruators every year who struggle to access essential menstrual hygiene products. To commemorate Period Action Day, held annually on the second Saturday of October, I am reaching out to you, our dedicated NFBPWC leaders, to encourage your participation in our nationwide Period Product Drive Campaign.

    What is the Period Product Drive Campaign?

    Our Period Product Drive aims to collect and distribute menstrual hygiene products to those in need in our local communities. By hosting a drive, you'll be contributing directly to alleviating period poverty and promoting menstrual health and hygiene. The goal is to coincide period product drives in our chapters nationwide with Period Action Day.

    Why Participate?

    By organizing a Period Product Drive, you'll be helping individuals who often lack access to necessary period supplies. Your efforts will directly improve the quality of life for women in your community. Engaging in this campaign also allows you to connect with your community on a deeply meaningful level. It's an opportunity to raise awareness about period poverty and mobilize support. Lastly, hosting a drive empowers your chapter and its members to drive positive change. Your leadership can inspire others to get involved and make a lasting impact.

    Resources and Support:

    To assist you in your efforts, we have prepared a comprehensive guide containing planning tips, promotional materials, and information about period poverty. Additionally, the period poverty team is here to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have along the way. We also encourage you to use the period product price tracker put together by the period poverty team. We will be using this information to create more advocacy and educational campaigns.

    Period Product Drive Info.pdf

    Let's come together and take action against period poverty. Your dedication as affiliate chapter leaders is what makes our organization thrive and our impact real. Together, we can create a world where everyone has access to the basic necessities they deserve.

    Please let us know if you're interested in hosting a Period Product Drive, and we'll be more than happy to provide you with all the support you need to make it a success. You can also join the next period poverty meeting scheduled for September 28th. Feel free to reach out to Young BPW Emily VanVleck at for further information or assistance.

    Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our cause. Let's make a difference together!

  • 3 Sep 2023 12:00 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

    Health Committee Report
    By: Keri Hess Laursen, NFBPWC Health Committee Chair

    (except December), at 5pm Pacific time.

    Join NFBPWC's Fight Against Period Poverty! NFBPWC has started a new collaborative initiative between YBPW, Advocacy, and Health Committees, to tackle period poverty.

    Did you know that 11 million menstruators couldn't afford period products in 2021? Or that in 2022, 22 states still imposed an additional tax on period products, ranging from 4.7% to 10%?

    Come work with us to bring an end to period poverty and the stigma around a basic, life-sustaining bodily function.

    When: September 7, 2023

    Time: 4:00 PM Pacific | 7:00 PM Eastern

    Register at: 

    Health Committee meets the 2nd Monday of each month

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