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Senate to Vote This Week on New, Drastic Healthcare Bill

Senate to Vote This Week on New, Drastic Healthcare Bill

June 26th, 2017

This week the Senate will vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would deeply cut Medicaid funding and publicly funded family planning services, among other things. The bill, called the “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” was developed behind closed doors by a small group of (male) Republican Senators and received no public input. The Senate […]

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The End of the Birth Control Mandate?

The End of the Birth Control Mandate?

June 19th, 2017

Beginning in 2012, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance plans offered through employers were required to cover, with no cost to the employees, at least one type of each birth control approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thanks to this coverage, 55 million women have access to birth control with no […]

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Guttmacher Institute Refutes Trump Administration’s Claims Regarding FQHCs

Guttmacher Institute Refutes Trump Administration’s Claims Regarding FQHCs

June 06th, 2017

A recent article published by the Guttmacher Institute looked at the different capacities and roles of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and other Title X providers that focus on reproductive health. Recently, the Trump administration has been trying to make FQHCs the sole providers of publicly funded family planning care, while defunding other family planning […]

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We Need YOUR Help!

We Need YOUR Help!

May 03rd, 2017

The Arizona legislature is voting tomorrow on a last-minute measure requiring the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to apply to become a Title X grantee in Arizona. While we’re not sure what led to this last-minute effort to push HB2542 through, the fact is the competition for the Title X grant has always been […]

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Zika Threat Not Over – CDC Weighs In

Zika Threat Not Over – CDC Weighs In

May 02nd, 2017

In an article published by Stat last December, CDC Director Tom Freiden was interviewed on the topic of Zika. Due to the colder weather it seems many Americans have put Zika out of their minds as a potential threat, and dream of travelling to warmer climates to escape the snow. But Freiden says that for […]

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Page High School Adds Sexual Education to Life Choices/Personal Fitness Classes

Page High School Adds Sexual Education to Life Choices/Personal Fitness Classes

April 28th, 2017

This year Canyonlands Healthcare has added Sexual Education to their ongoing Life Choices curriculum. The course is intended as a way for students of Page High School to learn about basic life skills and personal decision making, as well as the outcomes of these choices. One staff member in particular was enthusiastic when they heard […]

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AFHP Hosts First Chlamydia Performance Improvement Project Meeting for Chlamydia Grant

AFHP Hosts First Chlamydia Performance Improvement Project Meeting for Chlamydia Grant

April 03rd, 2017

At the end of March, AFHP hosted our partner agencies to kick off the beginning of the Chlamydia Performance improvement Project. AFHP was awarded a grant at the beginning of 2017 by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to improve the amount of people tested for Chlamydia in the state of Arizona. ADHS receives […]

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An Evening with Celinda Lake

An Evening with Celinda Lake

February 15th, 2017

We are so excited to announce that Celinda Lake, one of the nation’s foremost experts on electing women candidates and on framing issues to women, and a renowned researcher and pollster, will speak about the impact of poverty on reproductive healthcare plays and the policies that determine access to it at An Evening with Celinda […]

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December Delegates’ Meeting

January 06th, 2017

On December 6, 2016, Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP) held the final Delegates’ meeting of the year, opening up the attendance to people outside the delegate network tome and offered Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the medical providers that attended. Five guest speakers presented about a variety of reproductive health topics such as: transgender health […]

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