Local action, national impact: Local boards of health as advocates for comprehensive reproductive health coverage
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy
Discuss the devastating impact of the Hyde Amendment on lower-income women Articulate the importance of local public health administrators and agencies as advocates for reproductive health Identify strategies to engage local health administrators and agencies on important national or state public health issues, particularly reproductive health
Keyword(s): Public Health Advocacy, Reproductive Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: At the National Institute for Reproductive Health, I am responsible for our Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health program, wherein we support local proactive action in support of reproductive rights. I have been working closely with the Philadelphia Board of Health and Women's Medical Fund to draft and pass the resolution to be discussed in our presentation and to develop a press plan and narrative to strengthen the impact of the work.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.