HPV legislation in New Hampshire

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Women in Government Ratings

Women in Government, a non-profit network of state level women legislators, receives significant funding from the pharmaceutical industry, including Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and Digene Corporation -- all with products related to HPV vaccination and testing. According to their report, "The 'State' of Cervical Cancer Prevention in America - 2008" [1]:


POPULATION: 1,314,895


Incidence & Mortality (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate: 6.6/100,000 (2 / 1)
  • Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate/Race: White: 6.5
  • Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate: 2.2/100,000 (1 / 1)
  • Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate/Race: White: 2.3


Screening (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Rate: 88% (2 / 2)
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Rate/Race: White: 88.6%
  • % Uninsured/Unscreened: 24.8% (1 / 1)
  • Medicaid Coverage HPV Testing: Unrestricted (2 / 2)


Healthcare Access (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Rate Uninsured Women: 13% (1 / 1)
  • % Low Income/Uninsured Women: 35%


Policy Initiatives and Infrastructure (2008 Score / Cumulative Score (2005–2008)

Screening Requirements (0 / 0)

  • There are no new screening requirements.

Task Forces (0 / 2)

  • There is no new cervical cancer prevention task force legislation.

Access to HPV Vaccines (0 / 0)

  • There is no HPV vaccine activity.

HPV Vaccine Information Programs (0 / 0)

  • There is no HPV vaccine information activity.

Miscellaneous (0 / 0)

  • There is no new miscellaneous cervical cancer prevention activity.

Additional Notes

  • In January 2007, New Hampshire became the first state to provide the HPV vaccine free to girls age 11–18 under the state Vaccines for Children program; $4.8 million was budgeted for 2007. Since January, New Hampshire has distributed 14,000 doses of Gardasil and some physicians have a waiting list for the vaccine.


Annual Ratings

  • 2008: Good (11 out of 22 points)
  • 2007: Good (10 out of 18 points)


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References

  1. "The 'State' of Cervical Cancer Prevention in America - 2008", Women in Government