Our Partners in Arizona
We've worked with the following partners in this state to expand access to reproductive health care.
NIRH is continuing its partnership with CityMatCH, launched in 2018, to lead the Well Women, Well Communities Project addressing systemic barriers to high-quality preventative care. The Coconino County Well Woman Coalition is bringing together advocacy organizations and community members to form a community advisory boards (CAB) with the goal of fostering stronger relationships and tailoring health initiatives to residents’ needs and interests. The CAB is collaborating to identify one upstream and one downstream barrier to well woman care and then creating and implementing solutions to each. NIRH is providing CityMatCH partners with expertise on local policy related to reproductive health, rights, and justice, and in community organizing and engagement in support of the identified initiatives.
NIRH is continuing their work with the Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP), to, increase the availability of immediate postpartum LARC in hospitals across the state. A leader of the Arizona LARC Coalition, AFHP is using its findings on barriers to LARC reimbursement and provision to address challenges at individual birthing hospitals, including community and rural hospitals. After successfully working with Medicaid to increase reimbursement for inpatient LARC devices in 2019, AFHP is also continuing its advocacy with both private and public payers to improve reimbursement. NIRH has supported this work since 2018.
Reproductive Equity Arizona (REA) is a new organization launched in 2019 to galvanize support for reproductive justice work across Arizona. With support and guidance from NIRH, REA is diving into this work through a coalition-building initiative with ally organizations who lead work on issues such as immigrant, economic, racial, and LGBTQ rights and equity, and strengthening relationships with local-level policymakers. The project includes a culminating event that will introduce the reproductive justice framework to local level policymakers, administrators, and grasstops leaders and will provide those stakeholders with reproductive justice-informed policy recommends and guidance. Through this critical community outreach and strategic communications, this project will build Reproductive Equity Arizona as a long-term leader for reproductive health, rights, and justice work.