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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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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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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding Cuts Hurts Progress

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding Cuts Hurts Progress

October 30th, 2017

There are many reasons to be optimistic about the health of U.S. teens but recent funding cuts are threatening future progress. The teen birthrate has steadily declined over the last 20 years and is at an all-time low (22.3 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19). Much of this improvement comes from the coordinated national effort […]

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AFHP Wins Elsie Eyer Commitment to Underserved People Award from AZPHA

AFHP Wins Elsie Eyer Commitment to Underserved People Award from AZPHA

October 26th, 2017

In a ceremony on September 28,  we received the 2017 Elsie Eyer Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) Award that recognizes a sustained effort in assuring health services to the underserved in Arizona. The award, established in 1999 in honor of Elsie Eyer, a public health advocate for more than 45 years, was presented at the […]

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How to Be an Askable Parent

How to Be an Askable Parent

October 09th, 2017

If you are a parent you may feel like you do not know how to talk to your children about sex, sexuality, and relationships. When it comes to conversations surrounding these topics, parents can be a safe and effective source of information, especially if they are equipped with accurate information and resources. Parents often feel […]

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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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