July 2004

Advocate Training Program 2004

Click here to print application (PDF)
CABWHP will soon begin training a new class for our innovative Advocate Training Program (ATP). The ATP is a program that is designed to train women from the grassroots community to become effective health policy activists and advocates. In 2002 and 2003, the program was enormously successful. We anticipate that the 2004 ATP will be equally (if not more) successful.

The ATP focuses on advocacy that addresses the intersection between Black women s mental, emotional and physical health. The training program emphasizes skill-building so that participants learn many skills (including community organizing, media advocacy, effective legislative advocacy) in an interactive environment.


California Legislation:

AB 2012 Cosmetics: Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity
Status: Senate Appropriations Committee (Passed the Assembly on April 29, 2004)

By: Zulema Laurent

This legislation, authored by Assemblymember Judy Chu (D Monterey Park), would prohibit the manufacturing, processing, or distributing in the state of California of a cosmetic or personal care product identified as containing cancer-causing chemicals such as phthalates.

Currently under FDA regulations, cosmetics and their ingredients are not required to undergo approval before they are sold to the public. The FDA regulates these products after they have been released into the marketplace. If, after being released, they are found to cause cancer, the FDA would then recall these products.

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