As part of the Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Connecticut, the Permanent Commission for the Status of Women plays a unique and vital role in bringing these issues to the forefront through education, advocacy and policy.  The Commission has been instrumental in raising the profile of these health impacts to young girls and women and played a key role in advancing policy that supports more health protective policies for women.  This is good for women, families and the state as improving these health statistics reduces health care costs.