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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Health
This report evaluates health policies in 50 cities across the United States in 2019. It assigns each city a score ranging from zero to five stars based on a range of indicators related to reproductive health, rights, and justice. This report also discusses the "Model City," a realistic...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Dane County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Health
This ordinance states that every contract entered into by the County for the provision of reproductive health services shall require the provider to provide all County clients with comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information, including but not limited to family...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Massachusetts
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Health
Providing Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) during medication abortion visits can reduce the number of visits a patient is required to obtain LARC, thereby reducing barriers to access. This report describes the steps taken by the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Health
Black women experience alarming health disparities in the United States during pregnancy and childbirth, suffering from increased rates of severe maternal morbidity, preventable maternal deaths, and mistreatment in healthcare settings. To address the crisis, the brief proposes comprehensive...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Austin City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
This resolution directs $100,000 to "Jane's Due Process" to provide logistical support services for abortion access. Jane's Due Process is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that helps young people confidentially access abortion by providing free legal support, 1-on-1 case management,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Structural violence reduces health outcomes through systemic stratification along race, class, and gender. People exposed to more structural violence are disproportionately likely to experience preterm birth. This report illustrates the role of structural violence in creating adverse...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Austin City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
This ordinance requires unlicensed pregnancy service centers or crisis pregnancy centers to prominently display a sign that states: if the center provides medical services; if the center provides medical services under the direction and supervision of a licensed health professional;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Health
This report highlights several examples of proactive state policies that were enacted to improve abortion access in the first half of 2021. This report also discusses steps states have taken to mitigate racial disparities in maternal health. Policies aim to increase public awareness...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Title V MCH Services Block Grant programs provide funding for three categories of essential services--direct, enabling, and public health services--but requires funded programs to be "family-centered, community-based and culturally competent." This report examines the methodologies...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Health
This ordinance prohibits crisis pregnancy centers and other limited services pregnancy centers from creating or disseminating false or misleading information about the services they do or do not provide. This misleading information can come from both stated and omitted information....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Women’s Law Center
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Health
This report urges state policymakers to advance broad-based agendas that protect women's and girls' health and safety. This includes an economic security and opportunity agenda, a health care access and equity agenda, a keep LGBTQI+ youth safe agenda, a stop sex harassment agenda,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Education, Health
This toolkit is designed to assist organizers, and advocates, and abortion providers, looking to pass a proclamation officially recognizing March 10 as "Abortion Provider Appreciation Day." This resource features a step-by-step procedure for advocating for passing the proclamation...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Health
This local law requires the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to make medication abortion available at no cost for patients at its health clinics. This law also mandates that the department provide counseling services and make timely referrals to family planning...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, National, Other Boards and Agencies, School Board, School District, State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Health
This resource provides guidance to reproductive health and justice advocates as they engage with "earned media," or publicity obtained through unpaid means such as op-eds, news story quotes and press conferences. It discusses best practices for conducting outreach, preparing for media...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Organizations conducting research on and proposing policy solutions to structural inequalities in maternal and child care often fail to integrate the perspectives of the people being studied into their work. This report explores reasons to include the perspectives of research subjects...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) New York
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Health
On January 22, 2019, New York enacted the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) decriminalizing and safeguarding abortion and ensuring greater access to reproductive health care. This policy brief clears up common misconceptions regarding the RHA. Contrary to misinformation circulating about...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Idaho
Source Oregon Public Broadcast
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
In response to the Roe V. Wade decision, and the subsequent banning's of abortion across the nation, including in Idaho, the Boise City Council passed a resolution stating that the city and city officials will not allocate law enforcement resources to investigating potential violations...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Oregon
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Following the release of the March of Dimes annual report on progress to improve the health of moms and babies, the only state to receive an "A" was Oregon. This report studies the approach taken by Oregon to address racial and systemic inequality preventing better maternal, prenatal,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Health
This ordinance amendment prohibits the City from funding any travel to states that have banned abortion prior to the viability of the fetus. It also prohibits the city from making contracts with organizations headquartered in states that have enacted similarly restrictive abortion...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Health, Democracy & Governance
Storytelling is a vulnerable way to share experiences and listen to another's perspective, particularly to shift a narrative and build connections between communities. Since the beginning of time, families and communities have used oral storytelling and written stories to share family...

Type Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Economic Justice
Centuries of political, legal, and economic discrimination against women and people of color have entrenched inequality in the United States. ProGov21's Race, Sex, and Social Equality Roadmap outlines steps local governments can take to address the root causes of racial and gender...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Health
When states and cities allocate funding for abortion and other reproductive health care, they can alleviate financial and logistical barriers faced by local residents and ensure that people both within and outside of their community receive essential and time-sensitive care. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Arizona, Pennsylvania
Source National Institute for Reproductive Health
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
This brief presents key takeaways from an abortion related poll conducted in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Findings demonstrate widespread support for abortion access in both states. It finds that voters across the political spectrum want abortion to remain legal; want patient experiences...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
This ordinance prohibits the use of city resources to enforce abortion restrictions. In particular, city resources may not be utilized to detain abortion providers or to cooperate or provide information to individuals or out-of-state agencies that would confirm, deny, or identify...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Health
Women face gender-specific hurdles to accessing necessary healthcare. Although the rules of public access to healthcare are set at the state or national level, local governments can influence the application of those rules and the more foundational social determinants of health. ProGov21's...

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