The Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health is pleased to support the following projects in 2013 working to advance abortion coverage & access in Albuquerque & Chicago; empower youth & advance comprehensive sexuality education in Memphis & New Orleans; and support reproductive justice in Seattle & St. Louis.
Since 2008, the Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health has partnered with local organizations and elected officials in 32 cities in 26 states to increase access to comprehensive reproductive health services, reduce unintended pregnancies, address reproductive health disparities, and lead to healthier birth outcomes. From Austin to Baltimore, Denver to Pittsburgh, Memphis to San Francisco, the Urban Initiative has helped local advocates pass proactive legislation, enact effective and innovative reproductive health programming, build new coalitions, and expand support among policymakers and the public. The Urban Initiative’s robust network now connects more than 1,000 advocates, local elected leaders, and public health officials across the country. Read more about the impact of this innovative initiation in Engines of Change: Promoting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in our Nation’s Cities in our Resources section.