Health plan committed to ending period poverty for menstruating people.
(DAYTON, OH – May 31, 2022) – CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced today a $100,000 donation to Girls Health Period to increase access to menstrual cycle education and period positivity. The donation is the largest ever received by the organization.
“CareSource believes income should not be a barrier for families caring for menstruating children,” said Dr. Judith Davis, VP of clinical operations at CareSource Ohio. “This true investment in the community means we can come alongside families as they care for their menstruating children.”
One in five menstruating Ohioans experience period poverty, which means they experience a lack of access to menstrual products, sanitation and education.
“Young menstruators who don’t have access to the appropriate products or know how to stay hygienic don’t get to fully explore the world through things like sports,” said Brittani Gray, founder and CEO of Girls Health Period. “Partnering with CareSource will help us scale and sustain our efforts across the state. The education we can provide now means that people can do even more on their periods.”
CareSource’s financial support ensures Girls Health Period will create menstruation curriculum and activations at the Girls Health Period Summit. on July 30, 2022 at Ziegler Park in Cincinnati. For more information, visit the registration page.
About Girls Health Period (GHP)
Girls Health Period’s mission is to enrich the lives of students in education, sports, and career by providing menstrual products, education, and underwear to menstruating bodies from elementary to college. They seek to ensure that every menstruating body has the menstrual products needed to feel confident, clean, and comfortable. GHP’s vision is to provide education and awareness about menstruation to families, educators, coaches and community advocates. Addressing the stigma around menstruation will increase self-confidence and lead to more engaged students and athletes. Find out more about GHP online at www.girlshealthperiod.org.