The Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship was launched in 2007 in New York City, and has later expanded to multiple training sites in NYC, Boston, and soon Michigan. In honor of the 10th anniversary, we are recognizing the impact of two very important members of our community, Dr. Honor MacNaughton will receive the Trailblazer Award and Dr. Martha Simmons the Clinician Advocacy Award.
Dr. Honor MacNaughton was RHAP’s first fellow and is now the Associate Residency Program Director at Tufts University Family Medicine Residency and practices primary care at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where she developed an abortion-training program for the family medicine residents and created an outpatient clinic that offers reproductive health procedures, including abortion. In 2014, she started the Boston site of the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship and now oversees the program nationally.
Dr. Martha Simmons, the 2015 – 2016 Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow, now practices at the Institute for Family Health where she is a core leader. She is active in the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, serving on their Advocacy Commission, and as a RHAP liaison. Martha frequently speaks about reproductive health at professional meetings on the local, regional, and national level.
Over the decade, we have trained more than 20 family physicians like Martha and Honor, who are committed to changing the landscape of reproductive health care, with all of them providing access to birth control methods and miscarriage care, and 67% of them providing abortion care in their communities!
Join us on October 26th from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at The Center, 208 West 13th Street, NYC. Help us raise funds to support the expansion of the fellowship! Everyone deserves access to comprehensive reproductive health care and you can help us accomplish that by supporting the next generation of clinicians.