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The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is a national nonprofit organization that works directly with primary care providers, helping them integrate abortion, contraception, and early pregnancy loss (EPL) care into their practices so that everyone can receive this essential health care from their own primary care clinicians.
Pregnant and birthing people in the US face huge barriers to access reproductive health care. In 34 states and the District of Columbia, individuals with lower incomes are barred from receiving Medicaid to cover abortion, often disproportionately impacting people of color, those trying to make ends meet, and rural communities. Primary care clinicians – family physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives – are the main health care providers working in underserved communities and are critical to expanding access.
Our programs include:
The Reproductive Health Access Network is a national movement of over 5,000 primary care clinicians focused on protecting and expanding access to abortion, contraception, and EPL care in their communities and across the country. The Network’s core organizing work is done through local networks, called Clusters, led by strong, local reproductive health champions. They aim to: create spaces for peer-to-peer support, clinical discussion, and training; organize within professional medical organizations to ensure teaching and advocating for reproductive health are organizational priorities; integrate reproductive health care into new sites; encourage clinician advocacy and leadership; and partner with state and local reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations to collaborate on advocacy priorities.
Our Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship is a year-long intensive clinical training program that develops a diverse community of family medicine leaders to provide, teach, and advocate for access to equitable and person-centered reproductive health care, including abortion. As of 2021, we’ve trained 39 family physicians who are practicing, teaching, and creating change across the country.
We offer Technical Assistance and intensive support to sites looking to integrate abortion and EPL care into primary care. Through our Miscarriage Care Initiative, we’ve supported 20 organizations integrate comprehensive EPL management options into primary care.
Patient Education & Clinical Tools: We have 140 patient education resources and clinical tools to support patients with evidence-based, up-to-date information on their reproductive health care. All patient education factsheets are also available in Spanish; our most popular resources are available in Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, and Hindi. Some are also available in Vietnamese and Tagalog. We offer slide decks and continuing education workshops for clinicians on various reproductive health care topics.