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Sep 07

Focus on a Cluster: Montana

In July, the Reproductive Health Access Network’s newest Cluster in Montana met for the first time. Thanks to the leadership of longtime RHAP member and reproductive health champion, Dr. Joey Banks, the Montana Cluster has gotten off the ground and is moving full speed ahead. The first meeting brought together 12 clinical advocates and activists from…

Sep 04

Susan’s Story

As a family doctor, reproductive health has always been an important area of my primary care practice. With that I’ve seen firsthand how misinformation and shame around reproductive health topics circulates, and how hard it is for patients to get accurate advice on reproductive health. I often use RHAP’s patient information tools with my patients…

Sep 03

Accepting Applications for 2020 Fellows

 Our Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship is now accepting applications for 2020-2021 fellows. This year-long fellowship is an intensive clinical training program that develops family medicine leaders who provide, teach, and advocate for comprehensive reproductive health care. We are recruiting for four positions: two in New York City, one in Boston, and one in Washington…

Aug 27

Organize, Mobilize, and Magnify: Netroots Nation 2019

In July, RHAP’s National Organizer, Laura Riker, and Organizer, Hailey Broughton-Jones, headed to Philadelphia for Netroots Nation 2019.  Netroots Nation is one of the largest conventions dedicated to activism and social justice for the progressive movement. We were excited to dive into training sessions and focus on building our campaign and organizing skills. The conference is also…

Aug 20

The Access Circle

One of our wonderful monthly donors, Maureen Falencki, graciously decided to share her personal story with our community because she feels that there is a huge need for access to reproductive health through education. Stories like hers, along with those of our community of monthly supporters, have inspired us to create a monthly giving program to help…

Aug 14

Carol’s Story

For most of my life, I have worked in the financial industry and seen first hand how many women experience lower pay levels, workplace harassment, and inadequate health care. It sometimes seems like women are treated like second-class citizens–especially when it comes to their reproductive health care. Everyone should be able to thrive in both their…

Jul 30

New Interns!

RHAP values the work that our interns do to contribute to our mission of making reproductive health care accessible to all. We are fortunate to have two amazing people joining our team this summer! Marisa Peters is RHAP’s Summer 2019 Communications Intern. She is currently a senior at Union College majoring in French and Sociology…

Jul 23

New Research! Support Family Physicians – Expand Access to Abortion Care

We’re excited to share that findings from our annual five-year follow-up survey of family medicine residents trained in abortion care have just been published in the journal Contraception! We explored whether residents who had intended to provide abortion after residency actually went on to offer abortion care five years after graduating. Here are our key findings: Those who…

Jul 22

Maureen’s Story

Growing up in a family of physicians and eventually becoming a Nurse Practitioner, health care has been both a personal and professional interest for me. I was raised in a strict Catholic family where the topic of sex was rarely discussed. At school, sex education was not a part of the health curriculum. Talking about…