Abortion care awareness initiative: A Maine model for providing education and outreach to health professionals
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Explain the goals of an outreach program to provide education about abortion to health professionals. Identify the key health care sectors to engage in this effort. List 3 effective strategies to promote medically-accurate knowledge about abortion in the wider community.
Keyword(s): Abortion, Women's Quality Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I co-developed and implemented the Abortion Care Awareness Initiative, an education and outreach project for health professionals in Maine, in partnership with The Bingham Program. I have been an abortion care nurse and educator at the Family Planning Association of Maine since 1997, and the Director of Abortion Care Services since 2005. We have provided clinical rotations in abortion care to hundreds of physicians and medical students through our Training and Education Program.
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.