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How We Partner

The National Institute believes that we have an opportunity and an obligation to support the national movement to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice by engaging in partnerships that embrace the expertise of those working in communities, cities, and states across the country and create meaningful opportunities for building the capacity of those advocates.

A core element of the National Institute's mission is to build a national network of local and state advocates and policymakers, as well as individuals, to work together to create and promote policy solutions and innovating programming to advance reproductive health.

The Institute has a long and proud history of supporting partners at the state and local levels, including collaborative efforts with municipal-level advocates and leaders in 38 cities and state-level partnerships in 30 states.

2015 State and Local Partners

The National Institute for Reproductive Health is proud to announce our partnerships for 2015. These partnerships support local- and state-based proactive initiatives that advance the goals of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements.

This year’s partners, including our most recent local partners, will work on the state or local level on projects that contribute to one of the National Institute’s project streams.


Advancing Proactive Policy on Abortion
Feminist Women’s Health Center (Georgia)
Western States Center (Oregon)

Expanding Access to Insurance Coverage for Contraception and Abortion
Health Care for All (Massachusetts)
The National Center for Youth Law (California)
The University of Chicago Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research and EverThrive (Illinois)

Ensuring Implementation of Enacted Local & State Reproductive Health Policy
ACLU of Southern California (Los Angeles County, CA)
Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (Michigan)
NARAL Pro-Choice Montana (Montana)
Prisoners’ Legal Services and Prison Birth Project (Massachusetts)

Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Facilities that Provide Abortion
The Lilith Fund (Houston, TX)
The Women’s Law Project (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Supporting Youth-Focused Advocacy for Comprehensive Sex Education
ACT for Women and Girls (Tulare County, CA)
El Pueblo, Inc. (Wake County, NC)
Tewa Women United (Tewa Homelands of Northern New Mexico, NM)
The Young Women’s Project (Washington, D.C.)

Learn more about our partners

For more information on previous Urban Initiative partners and grantees, click here.

To learn more about previous Strengthen Our States Initiative and our organizational partners, click here.