Connecticut Breast Cancer Facts. On this page you will find information about how breast cancer affects women in Connecticut. Statistics are shown for historical trends in incidence and mortality. Please click on the links below. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, Inc. (CT BHI) makes a significant impact in the quest to find a cure for breast cancer by providing grants to support education and research in Connecticut.
More About the Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program (CEDPP) The Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program (CEDPP) consists of the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (CBCCEDP) and the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN). Connecticut enacted a law that prohibits any person from restricting or limiting the right of a mother to breastfeed her child in 1997. Later, in 2001, a law was enacted which provides that employees can express breast milk or breastfeed on the job during meal or break periods, and that employers must make reasonable efforts to provide a place nearby the work area that is not a toilet stall to.
As a female, a daughter of a 32 year breast cancer survivor until1992, a women's health advocate, and President of the CT Breast Health Initiative, I am very passionate and proud of the work that this volunteer driven non profit organization has accomplished and is committed to - supporting leading edge breast research in Connecticut.4.8/5(14). Describe Connecticut ' s breast screening insurance coverage law and briefly summarize any changes to it. SUMMARY. Connecticut law requires certain health insurance policies to cover a baseline mammogram for a woman age 35 to 39 and one every year for a woman age 40 or older (CGS §§ 38a-503 and 38a-530, as amended by PA 16-82).