HPV legislation in Wisconsin

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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: 5,556,506


Incidence & Mortality (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate: 6.6/100,000 (2/ 2)
  • Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate/Race: White: 6.1, Black: 15.5
  • Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate: 2.0/100,000 (2 / 2)
  • Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate/Race: White: 1.7, Black: 4.8


Screening (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Rate: 86% (2 / 1)
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Rate/Race: White: 86.4%, Black: 92%
  • % Uninsured/Unscreened: 27.2% (1 / 1)
  • Medicaid Coverage HPV Testing: Unrestricted (2 / 2)


Healthcare Access (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Rate Uninsured Women: 11% (1 / 1)
  • % Low Income/Uninsured Women: 24%


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

Screening Requirements (0 / 0)

  • There are no new screening requirements.

Task Forces (0 / 0)

  • 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 (1 / 1)

  • AB 492/SB 252 would direct the Dept. of Public Instruction and the Dept. of Health and Family Services to provide information about HPV and the HPV vaccine to parents/guardians of pupils enrolled in grades 6–12; in committee (replaced mandatory immunization measure).

Miscellaneous (1 / 1)

  • SB 40 includes a $125,000 increase for the Well Woman Program, which includes screening services for cervical cancer for uninsured or underinsured women.


Annual Ratings

  • 2008: Good (12 out of 22 points)
  • 2007: Good (10 out of 18 points)


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