Our Partners in Montana

We've worked with the following partners in this state to expand access to reproductive health care.

Current Partners

State partner
Blue Mountain Clinic

The upfront cost of stocking LARC devices is one of the greatest barriers all health care providers face to offering same-day access to LARC. While programs exist to address this challenge, many are not open to abortion providers. Supply constraints that limit same-day access to LARC are particularly hard on women living in large, rural states like Montana, who must often travel hundreds of miles for any reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood of Montana and Blue Mountain Clinic are conducting research on potential models for an efficient and sustainable LARC supply chain that would serve all independent and affiliated abortion clinics in the state. Based on their findings, they will work with NIRH to develop a pilot to increase access to same-day, peri- and post-abortion LARC insertion for patients that choose this method. This partnership is a collaboration with the Abortion Care Network (ACN).

State partner
Planned Parenthood of Montana

The upfront cost of stocking LARC devices is one of the greatest barriers all health care providers face to offering same-day access to LARC. While programs exist to address this challenge, many are not open to abortion providers. Supply constraints that limit same-day access to LARC are particularly hard on women living in large, rural states like Montana, who must often travel hundreds of miles for any reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood of Montana and Blue Mountain Clinic are conducting research on potential models for an efficient and sustainable LARC supply chain that would serve all independent and affiliated abortion clinics in the state. Based on their findings, they will work with NIRH to develop a pilot to increase access to same-day, peri- and post-abortion LARC insertion for patients that choose this method. This partnership is a collaboration with the Abortion Care Network (ACN).

Past Partners

State & local partner
NARAL Pro-Choice Montana

The National Institute supported NARAL Pro-Choice Montana's 2015 efforts to develop innovative strategies to expand access to abortion across the state, with a particular focus on access in rural areas. In 2013, the National Institute partnered with NARAL Pro-Choice Montana to coordinate a policymaker bootcamp for Montana legislators and other pro-choice advocates. In 2010, NARAL Pro-Choice Montana hosted roundtables in Missoula and Helena in support of comprehensive sex education, resulting in passage of comprehensive sex education curricula by the school boards in both communities.