Urological Health Month – SR 70
November is Urological Health Month in California! SR-70 Passed!
Sacramento – On April 13, 2016, Dr. Aaron Spitz, CUA President, participated in the California Medical Association 42nd Annual Legislative Advocacy Day. One of the highlights was as a result of his private meeting with Senator Ben Allen (26th district). The CUA was called upon and supported Senator Allen’s initiative to correctly introduce SR-70 legislation declaring the month of November as Urological Health Month. As president, Dr. Spitz had the opportunity to contribute to Senator Allen’s introductory message, pointing out the distressing and life threatening consequences of untreated urologic conditions including incontinence, impairment of normal function and sepsis. Senator Allen is a friend to Urology and the California Urological Association looks forward to future collaboration with him.
BILL NUMBER: SR 70 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT BY Senator Allen MARCH 17, 2016
Relative to urological health month.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST HOUSE OR SENATE RESOLUTIONS DO NOT CONTAIN A DIGEST
WHEREAS, Tens of millions of Americans are affected by urological diseases and conditions, including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, underactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, nocturia, urinary tract infections, bladder cancer, urotrauma, and neurogenic bladder;
and WHEREAS, Urological diseases and conditions have significant impact on health and quality of life- -contributing to depression, social isolation, falls, sexual dysfunction, loss of self-esteem, hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and even death;
and WHEREAS, Medical and behavioral research to better understand and maintain bladder health and treat bladder diseases is critically needed, yet poorly recognized;
and WHEREAS, Bladder problems are highly stigmatized, and open dialogue generated by Urological Health Month can reduce stigma and empower providers and patients to have much needed conversations about bladder health; now, therefore,
be it RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate designates the month of November 2016 as Urological Health Month; and be it further RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.