What We Do
Our team of health educators, communicators, and education specialists provides a wide array of capacity-building tools and technical assistance training to health providers in the family planning realm, from online course development to communications strategies, to coordinating and moderating webinars. Currently, our team provides support to California’s Family Planning Access Care and Treatment (Family PACT) Program—an innovative approach to providing free, comprehensive family planning services to low-income individuals, including adolescents.
Who We Are
The ability to plan if, when, and how many children to have is fundamental to the health of teens, adults, and society as a whole. Currently youth, Latinx, and Black communities experience higher rates of unplanned pregnancy, negative experiences in birthing, and barriers to contraceptive and pregnancy options. In some regions of the U.S., abortion may be legal, but it is inaccessible. Fear of stigma dissuades some individuals from seeking family planning services and prenatal care. We work to make all family planning options available to people of all genders so they can control their lives and destinies.
We operate within a reproductive rights framework that recognizes “…the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. They also include the right of all to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence” (World Health Organization).
Webinar: Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for People with Disabilities
Wed, May 10, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM PDT
According to the National Survey of Family Growth, approximately 12% of “women of childbearing age” have a disability, and yet our educational and training programs devote little to no time in preparing us to provide accessible, appropriate, quality services to these populations. This webinar will define the population, identify the sexual and reproductive health needs, barriers to health care and health care disparities for people with disabilities, and present best practices.
1. Develop an inclusive definition of the populations that comprise people with disabilities
2. Identify sexual and reproductive health needs, barriers to health care and healthcare disparities for people with disabilities
3. Outline best practices for providing sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities
4. Identify concrete actions providers can take to improve access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities
5. Become knowledgeable on language, culture, and medical equipment suggestions
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Explore our Work
Family PACT Providers
Learn about eligibility requirements and how to enroll in the Family PACT Program.
Watch webinars discussing the latest evidence-based information about emerging topics in family planning relevant to providers.
Explore these and other online learning opportunities from the rest of the CAPTC’s programs in our Online Learning database.