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The Arizona Legislature Request to Speak System

The Arizona Legislature Request to Speak System

November 29th, 2018

The Request To Speak program (RTS) is designed to allow the public to register an opinion on bills listed on agendas and to request to speak on a bill in a committee. It replaces the old slips of paper previously used to sign in and let the committee chairperson know you want to speak to […]

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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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Open Enrollment 2018

Open Enrollment 2018

November 21st, 2017

Are you in need of health insurance? Well, you’re in luck! It’s that time of year again, open enrollment season. The open enrollment period started November 1st and it ends Dec. 15th. 2018 Open Enrollment is shorter than in previous years. It’s important to act quickly. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t […]

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Part 4: The Link Between Abortion and Poverty

Part 4: The Link Between Abortion and Poverty

August 15th, 2017

Although we live in a country where abortion is legal, there are still many barriers that can prevent a woman from terminating a pregnancy: women may not know the legal status of abortion in their state, they may not have the financial ability to pay for the procedure, they may not be able to get […]

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Part 3: The Cost of Unintended Pregnancy

Part 3: The Cost of Unintended Pregnancy

August 07th, 2017

According to the Guttmacher Institute, the national public expenditure on unintended pregnancies was estimated to be $21.0 billion in 2010. This averages out to be $336 of state and federal money spent on every woman of childbearing age (15-44 years old) in the United States. Nationally, about 1.5 million births were unintended and public insurance […]

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Part 2: The Demographics of Unintended Pregnancy

Part 2: The Demographics of Unintended Pregnancy

July 25th, 2017

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. This rate is not consistent among different demographic groups; some women will be disproportionately affected by these unplanned pregnancies and the consequences. The Healthy People 2020 campaign, designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has a goal to increase the percentage of […]

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Celebrating Griswold v. Connecticut

June 30th, 2017

On June 7th, during a time of great uncertainty, trepidation and confusion, Griswold v. Connecticut had its 52nd anniversary. This landmark Supreme Court case helped pave the way for Arizonans and the rest of the nation to have access to contraception, as well as family planning programs, services, and support. The 1965 ruling affirmed the […]

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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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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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