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Collective Resource Hub

Collective Resource Hub

September 04th, 2018

August 8, 2018 marked the launch of Arizona Family Health Partnership’s newest website: CollectiveResourceHub.org. Earlier this year, Arizona Family Health Partnership was awarded a contract with Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and Collective STEP for Youth (STEP) to develop, house, and maintain a comprehensive resource hub website for professionals that serve adolescents. The […]

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We Have Condoms…Come and Get Them!

We Have Condoms…Come and Get Them!

July 20th, 2018

In August of 2016, AFHP applied for and received a supplemental grant from the Office of Population Affairs to provide Zika prevention resources, materials, and trainings to community partners around the state. As part of these efforts, AFHP purchased over 500,000 condoms, and have been distributing them ever since. We’ve given condoms to community partners […]

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The Birth Control Shot

The Birth Control Shot

June 28th, 2018

Remembering to take a pill everyday can be a challenge but also the commitment to get an IUD or implant can feel daunting. Luckily, there is a happy medium, the birth control shot. The shot (aka Depo-Provera, the Depo shot, or DMPA), is given about every 3 months and is effective at preventing pregnancy. With […]

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“The Pill”

“The Pill”

June 21st, 2018

Oral contraceptives (commonly known as ‘the pill’) are one of the most popular forms of birth control used by women. Although most people know a bit about the pill it never hurts to have a quick overview, so read on! There are two types of birth control pills- combination pills, which contain estrogen and progestin, […]

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Welcome!

Welcome!

April 20th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Tracy Pedrotti will be joining our team at AFHP! Tracy Pedrotti has more than 13 years’ experience in adolescent-centered services and a passion for enhancing the health and wellbeing of youth. She is excited about joining Arizona Family Health Partnership to develop a program focused on building the capacity […]

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AFHP Hosts Kickoff Meeting for 2018 Chlamydia Performance Improvement Project

AFHP Hosts Kickoff Meeting for 2018 Chlamydia Performance Improvement Project

March 16th, 2018

At the beginning of March, AFHP invited our partner agencies for the Chlamydia Performance Improvement Project (PIP) to join us in kicking off the start of the project’s second year. After a successful end to the first year of the project, with many agencies increasing their chlamydia screening rates and a few exceeding their goals, […]

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Final Chlamydia PIP Webinar for First Project Year

Final Chlamydia PIP Webinar for First Project Year

February 19th, 2018

Over the last year, AFHP has been partnering with several other agencies to improve chlamydia screening rates among women ages 24 and younger. Every few months, participants would attend a webinar hosted by JSI’s Lisa Schamus which utilized materials from the Family Planning National Training Centers’ (FPNTC) curriculum. She graciously guided the participants through various […]

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Arizona Family Health Partnership’s Story Collection Project

Arizona Family Health Partnership’s Story Collection Project

March 23rd, 2018

At the end of 2017 stories were collected from patients at the Planned Parenthood in Tucson. A goal of this project was to give patients a chance to explain in their words why reproductive health care is so important. One of the questions asked was what services the respondents had received at the clinic. Responses […]

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What are LARCs?

What are LARCs?

December 11th, 2017

Long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), which include both birth control implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), last for 3 to 10 years and are easy to use. LARCs can be removed at any time and you can become pregnant as soon as they are out. They are the most effective forms of reversible birth control. There […]

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Back to basics…just what is family planning?

Back to basics…just what is family planning?

December 04th, 2017

Family planning is defined as the means by which individuals and couples attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. This is achieved with contraception and the treatment of infertility. Options for family planning include IUDs and implants, birth control pills, patches, and rings, injections, barrier methods like condoms […]

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