PCHI is increasing access to reproductive health services in order to improve the health and well-being of young women across Illinois. By reducing barriers and expanding access to care our work will eliminate unmet contraceptive needs in Illinois by 2023.

Background

In Illinois there are tremendous disparities among communities in terms of access to reproductive health services. The foundation seeks to improve young women’s health by addressing inequities in health and health care by reducing barriers to safe and effective family planning services.

Partners

ILLINOIS PERINATAL QUALITY COLLABORATIVE

The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative is addressing the public health problem of adverse birth outcomes and neonatal morbidities by overcoming system barriers to women’s access to Long-acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). LARC reduces unintended first pregnancies and subsequent unintended pregnancies, which are linked with adverse birth outcomes including prematurity. The LARC Initiative aims to empower women with contraceptive choice and promote birth spacing.

EVERTHRIVE

EverThrive is engaging community members, policy makers, practitioners, and other stakeholders in the effort to deliver patient-centered family planning counseling and better reproductive health outcomes for all women throughout the state of Illinois.