Abortion

Mar 26

Educating the Health Care Leaders of Tomorrow

This week, RHAP presented for the Community HealthCorps Program, a national AmeriCorps group of 18 individuals engaged in a variety of projects to promote access to health care and health information in medically under-served communities all around New York State. This particular group of HealthCorps members is comprised of recent undergrads, many of whom intend…

Mar 09

Going Back to School

This week was college outreach week.  We had an amazing time talking and listening to the young people we met. On Tuesday RHAP’s Executive Director Lisa Maldonado was a guest lecturer in Barnard College’s “Intro to Women and Health” class.   Her presentation focused on the gaps in reproductive health care in the U.S.  She then…

Mar 02

Medicaid, Pharmacies and Unintended Pregnancy

This week I saw my third patient with an unintended pregnancy as a result of New York State’s new Medicaid formularies.  New York State recently gave over its widespread coverage of medications for Medicaid recipients to the managed care Medicaid plans, allowing their more restrictive formularies to decide which medications are covered, which aren’t, and…

Feb 18

Friendraiser in Brooklyn

RHAP board member Harlene Katzman welcomed guests to her home on Tuesday night for RHAP’s first houst party in 2012.  There was food, fun and great conversation!  Medical Director Linda Prine led a great conversation about RHAP’s mission and goals for 2012.  Check out the photos below. Interested in hosting a friendraiser for the Reproductive…

Feb 15

Do You Like Us?

Our Facebook Like campaign just wrapped up – and it was a huge success! A generous donor pledged $1 for every new Like (up to 1,000) we received from February 6th through Valentines Day. We started the week with 789 Likes, and even though 1,789 would have been enough for the full donation, we decided…

Jan 29

Winter Weekend Here We Come!

Every year the New York state Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAF) hosts a clinical meeting in Lake Placid that they call the Winter Weekend.  Family docs from across the state come together to network, attend clinical education sessions and enjoy the snow. The state Academy of Family Physician meetings are a great venue for providing…

Jan 06

RHAP Goes to (Feminist) Boot Camp

We had a truly inspirational day at the RHAP office this Friday. Soapbox. Inc sent over several members of its Winter 2012 Feminist Bootcamp to participate in a papaya workshop. The participants come from all over the U.S. to take part in a week-long program that exposes them to the feminist movement in all its…