National Institute for Reproductive Health
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The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) works at the state and local level in New York and across the U.S. to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships.

Our Latest

Check out our new video on the work the National Institute for Reproductive Health - and sister organization NARAL Pro-Choice New York - is doing across the country to advance and promote reproductive rights. We premiered this video at our 2014 Champions of Choice awards luncheon.

Champions of Choice

Our annual Champions of Choice awards luncheon took place on Wednesday, April 30th in New York City. where we honored Barbara Shack, and Cosmopolitan Magazine & Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles. For more details about this event - including bios for this year's honorees and video - please visit our Champions of Choice website.

Urban Initiative and
Strengthen Our States Initiative
2014 Grantees

January 31st, 2014

The National Institute is proud to announce its Urban Initiative and the Strengthen Our States Initiative 2014 grantees. The Urban Initiative will support organizational capacity-building and reproductive justice initiatives while the Strengthen Our States Initiative will work with partners in the states to develop proactive policy agendas to protect and expand abortion access, limit the harm of new abortion restrictions, and leverage current battles to strengthen & broaden support for abortion access.

You can lean more about the UI grantees here, and the SOSI grantees here.

Lessons from Albuquerque:
Communications Strategies for Success
from Young Women United

February 7th, 2014

The Urban Initiative hosted a webinar with partner Young Women United on Friday, February 7th, where they discussed their winning communications strategies in the successful fight to defeat a 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque, NM. Access a recording of this webinar by registering a MyUI account at the Urban Initiative website.

Five Years of Impact

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.