Tennessee

CHOICES, an innovative, patient-centered reproductive health practice serving the Memphis area, worked in 2019 to increase access to LARC for their patients, with an eye toward developing a model that can benefit other independent clinics around the country. They created and implemented systems changes that included standardized procedures for educating patients, ordering and tracking LARC inventory, and raising public awareness of the full range of methods of contraception available.

CHOICES developed a patient advocacy program in 2017, and identified patients that would receive training in a variety of new skills including legislative advocacy. Together, CHOICES and these new leaders advocated for access to reproductive health care, including abortion, and against restrictions.