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A report-back from Organizing Associate Lily Trotta

The Family Medicine Midwest (FMM) conference brought together clinicians from across the heartland gather to connect, learn, and engage in Illinois this November, and RHAP was there to represent! National Organizer, Laura Riker, moderated a panel on our Miscarriage Care Initiative (MCI), a RHAP program that supports primary care organizations to provide all options for treating early pregnancy loss. Joining Laura were two Clinical Champions – MCI participants who led the charge in introducing patient-centered early pregnancy loss care into their practice sites. The panel explored the relational and logistical challenges of integrating MCI into sites like community health centers and residency training programs, as well as the professional fulfillment of expanding access to this essential care to their patients.

In partnership with the Midwest Access Project and the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, RHAP hosted an evening reception at the conference following Saturday’s schedule of events. We provided new folks with an opportunity to learn more about the Reproductive Health Access Network and reconnected with Network members from Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and throughout the Midwest. A short but sweet conference weekend at FMM rallied us to continue working together to expand the reach of programs like our Miscarriage Care Initiative and support primary care clinicians from coast to coast.

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