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Center CEO Urges Congress to Pass Legislation
to Protect Abortion Access

House Hearing on Women's Health Protection Act Held February 12 

"Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, testified on February 12 at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Women's Health Protection Act. The landmark federal legislation would safeguard the right to access abortion care across the United States.
  
In her testimony, Northup stated, "Recently, people across the nation have been calling on Congress to stand up for women and codify Roe. The Women's Health Protection Act is the answer to that call. The moment is now to draw the line on the decades of assaults on women's rights."
 
Northup described the current state of abortion access in the United States-including the "avalanche of restrictive state laws designed to make the right to abortion unavailable." Northup added, "Never have I been as concerned as I am today about the promise of Roe being hollowed out for too many women."
 
The Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA) would establish a statutory right for health care providers to provide, and their patients to receive, abortion care, free from medically unnecessary restrictions, limitations, and bans that delay, and at times, completely obstruct access to abortion."

Finish reading  CRR's announcement and/or watch a video of Ms. Northrup's testimony that's included.

Visit  ActForWomen.org for more details. If you haven't already done so,
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        It's Time to Act on the Act!


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NSRH's First Rotation: A Recap

Dur ing Valentines week, we were thrilled to share the love with students and professionals across healthcare including clinical nurses and nursing staff, APRNs, midwives, and nursing students! People came from all over the Bay Area including San Jose, Palo Alto, and even as far south as Los Angeles! 

Celestina Pearl, LVN, from St. James Infirmary provided important information about sex worker history, policies and conditions that affect healthcare, as well as tips for clinical practice when working with sex workers. UCSF midwifery students Karen Lopez-Acero, RN, Meagan Morse, RN, and Caranina Palomino, RN, gave insights about the impact of ICE in clinics, the real facts about public charge, and ways to advocate for undocumented patients.
We were also honored to include content from Innovating Education's Structures & Self: Advancing Equity and Justice in SRH curriculum. The discussions that followed with all of you left us feeling engaged, inspired and committed to the fight for equity for undocumented people, sex workers, and all people we serve in healthcare!

We want to thank our sponsor ANSIRH  who provided a delicious lunch and resources to make this event possible! We are also grateful for our partnership with the national reproductive rights and justice organization, All* Above All

This was the first event of the NSRH Rotations series, regional events across the country designed to engage and activate local providers, students and advocates ready to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice in their communities. If you are interested in partnering, co-sponsoring, or learning about
a Rotation near you,  click here to learn more !

When Nurses Strike-and Get Locked Out

Workers stage a job action at a major Seattle hospital to win better patient care-and their temp replacements may not even be credentialed.

(Source: theintercept.com)
" The strike was a last resort. "This strike was not something that any of us wanted," Prescott said. But they decided to do it because "we've done every action possible, we've done everything that we can, and we're still not getting any real agreement from management."

Going on strike was "bittersweet," Wood said. "We want to be here at the hospital caring for our patients, that's what we signed up to do." But it became clear that even after management made some concessions on pay, they weren't moving on staffing levels. "That is the biggest thing," Wood continued. "If money was all we were fighting for, that might be something we could have settled for. But we need safer conditions for our patients and ourselves."

Now they're back to work, but the fight isn't over. Things are still tense between employees and management. "If anything, they doubled down since we've been back," Wood said. "Now we're seeing retaliation." She said that her manager is trying to "exert more control" and is no longer letting others approve overtime without sign off.

Some workers are prepared to strike again if management still won't budge. "We don't know what the future is going to hold," Wood said. "I know we're going to hold their feet to the fire and continue with our actions ... We want to make the hospital better and they're just refusing to put the money into where it needs to go," she added. "Our community is suffering.""

That was the closing of Bryce Covert's piece, posted last week on The American Prospect. Near the beginning, he reports 'at least some' of the strikebreakers
weren't licensed. Find out more.

Nurses Protest Unsafe Nurse-To-Patient Ratios

" Nurses across the country have called for legislation that would limit the number of patients assigned to each  nurse. They say high nurse-to-patient ratios lead to  unsafe situations for patients .

But as  Liz Tung ( @lizxtung) of WHYY's The Pulse reports, hospitals have pushed back, saying they don't have the resources to accommodate mandated ratios. "

This segment aired on February 17, 2020.

Listen to Ms. Tung's report on the debate over nurse-to-patient ratios.

Doulas Are Key to Curbing Maternal Mortality - But They're Drastically Underpaid

(Source: parents.com)
" Because of doulas' scientifically proven benefits, federally funded pilot programs have started to emerge across the U.S.,  with more than 10 states proposing bills  for allocating resources to increase doula access for populations whose rates of maternal mortality are disproportionately high. Some states, like Indiana, Minnesota, and in this case New York, are granting some form of Medicaid coverage for doula services.


That was an excerpt from   Sofia Quaglia's article , posted two days ago on Truthout. It's a very comprehensive examination of the incredible value of doulas and the incredibly low compensation they receive, especially when working for programs that serve low-income mothers.

From Our Allies at the Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Stay tuned for more information...

Webinar Recording Now Available:
Why Support Students Who Are Currently
Underrepresented in Midwifery? 


with Tara Lawal, MSM, RN

Come learn about the  Birth Bundle Project lead by the Rainier Valley Community
Clinic. This midwifery-led collaborative care model brings together Licensed
Midwives, Family Physicians, Doulas and Lactation Specialists to offer high quality continuity of care to the pregnant families in the greater Seattle area who need to be
the most resilient to overcome barriers and social determinants that can negatively impact their health.

Access the webinar here.

Indigenous women face extra barriers when it comes to reproductive rights

Across Indian Country, advocates claim Indian Health Service
is failing Indigenous women.

(Source: newsmaven.io)
" Indigenous women who  experience sexual violence are finding little to no support at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, despite the fact that Indigenous women are twice as likely to experience sexual assault as other women in the U.S. Some IHS facilities lack rape kits altogether, and until recently, birth control was not widely available. Meanwhile, there are significant barriers to obtaining an abortion.

Advocates argue that IHS is failing to live up to its federal responsibilities, but despite lawsuits, reprimands and regulations, the agency continues to drag its feet in achieving compliance.

"They don't care," said Charon Asetoyer, executive director of the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC). "They don't want to have federal agencies with any kind of abortion services." "

Thus began   Allison Herrera's article , posted last week on HighCountryNews. Her piece covers some of the many barriers indigenous women face when needing access to SRH/RR/RJ.

NWLC Abortion Actually Campaign

     

" Abortion - and the people who have them - have been called a lot of things.
But what is  abortion actually ? An act of love. An act of compassion. An act of healing. An act of selflessness. Abortion actually is something 1 in 4 people will experience in their lifetimes. It's health care. It's freedom. Abortion actually can be emotional - or not. It's a personal decision. A family decision. A you-know-your-body-and-your-life-the-best decision. If you've had an abortion, you're the only one who can speak to what abortion  actually  felt like to you - and that's how it should be. It's time to reframe the conversation on what abortion actually is about. What is abortion actually to you? "

Find out more about the campaign and how you can support it -- click here.

The Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health - Callen-Lorde 



" Welcome to the Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health! Callen-Lorde is so proud to offer the first LGBTQ+ health fellowship available to nurse practitioners. The inaugural class of Haring Fellows will start in September, 2020. Applications will be available on January 15, 2020.

Through this fellowship, we strive to create a premier LGBTQ+ healthcare training program that enhances knowledge, increases compassion, and brings awareness to the healthcare barriers that LGBTQ+ communities face. With this training and experience, our fellows will bring the skills they learn with them to help close the gap in health disparities for LGBTQ+ people.

This full-time, 12 month program consists of precepted and independent sessions as well as specialty rotations and didactic portions. Haring Fellows will have benefits and earn a modified salary. The fellowship is designed to give the academically prepared practitioner an opportunity to spend more time under the guidance of a preceptor.

The Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health is funded, in part, through the The Keith Haring LGBTQ+ Health Equity Endowment, which was established at Callen-Lorde by the Keith Haring Foundation in 2019. "

Find out more about this fantastic opportunity!

Next Week! Women's Health Update 2020 --  February 25 + 26
From Our Allies at Essential Access...



Find a Workshop That's Right for You at Women's Health Update 2020

Join Us February 25 + 26
at The California Endowment in Los Angeles

Register today to attend   Women's Health Update 2020 , a national conference designed for busy health care professionals seeking to enhance their capacity to provide quality sexual and reproductive health services in diverse settings. Conference participants can  earn up to 13.5 Continuing Education Credits!

Women's Health Update 2020 Workshop Topics Include: 

Connecting the Dots: Gender-Based Violence in Health Care
Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH, FACPM
Genevieve Pomes, RN, BSN, PHN

Contraceptive Counseling + Pregnancy Prevention for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients
Hannah Forsberg, MPH
Rian Johnson, FNP-C

Incorporating the Reproductive Justice Framework in Clinical Settings
Nicole Clark, LMSW

Providing Care + Support for Immigrant Patients in Today's Environment
Priscilla Huang, JD
 
Learn more and see the full program agenda in our  Conference Brochure.




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Chief Campaigns and Advocacy Officer
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Atlanta, Ga
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
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Racial and Health Equity Administrator
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PA, APRN, or Mid-Wife, Part-time
South Bend, IN
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Patient Care Guide, Part-time
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Registered Nurse - A (Phone Triage) - OBGYN
Worthington, OH
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Vice President Neonatal Services
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Abortion Counselor - Bilingual English/Spanish - Part-time
Boulder, CO
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Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/CNM)
Seacoast NH & ME
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Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/CNM/PA)
Central & Southern VT
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Washington, DC
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Greensboro, NC
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Certified Nurse Midwife
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Certified Nurse Midwives - 2 Openings
Memphis, TN
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Certified Nurse-Midwife, APRN
Little Rock, AR
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Harlingen, TX
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Providence, RI
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Clifton, NJ
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Chief Executive Officer
Boulder, CO
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Chief Medical Officer
New York, NY
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Clinic Director
Saint Paul, MN
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Clinician
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Communications Director
Brooklyn, NY
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Data Systems Specialist
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Deputy Executive Director, Program & Legal Advocacy
New York, NY
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Deputy Director
Austin, Houston, or San Antonio, TX
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Director of Content Strategy & Production
New York, NY
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Director of Grants & Compliance
New York, NY
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Director of Human Resources
New York, NY
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Educator
Oakland, CA
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Executive Assistant
New York, NY
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Global Communications Manager
New York, NY
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Human Resources Manager
New York, NY
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Individual and Major Giving Officer
Brooklyn, NY
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Iowa State Director
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Iowa + Travel
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IT Support Technician
NAF
Washington, DC
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Legislative Policy Analyst/Counsel, Reproductive Rights & Health, Federal
Washington, DC
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Loan and Grant Program Manager
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Licensed Practical Nurse
New York, NY
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LPNs
Washington, DC
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Major Gifts Officer (Eastern Region)
New York, NY
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Managing Director
Washington, DC
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Medical Director
Brooklyn, NY
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NP - HIV Specialist
New York, NY
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NP
Birmingham, AL
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(Women's Health) NP / Physicians Assistant / Certified Nurse Midwife, Part-time
Knoxville, TN
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NP, CNM or PA-C Position
Redding, CA
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NP, PA or CNM
Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria & San Luis Obispo, CA
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NP, PA or CNM
Suitland, MD
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Nurse Case Manager
Atlanta, GA
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Nursing Supervisor
West Palm Beach, FL
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Operations Coordinator I, Operations Coordinator II
NAF
Washington, DC
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Organizer
Birmingham, AL
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Organizer - Alabama State
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Organizer - Georgia State
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Organizer - Texas State
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Organizing Fellowship
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Atlanta, GA
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Outreach Coordinator, Part-time
Chico, CA
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Receptionist, Spanish Speaking BILINGUAL
Washington, DC
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RN
Jacksonville, FL
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RN
Atlanta, GA
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RN Abortion Services
Saint Paul, MN
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RN
Albuquerque, NM
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RN
Overland Park, KS
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Senior Administrative Assistant, Communications & Publications
New York, NY
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Senior Development Associate
New York, NY
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Senior Director of Learning and Instructional Design
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Washington, DC
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New York, NY
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Senior Program Manager, Africa
Nairobi, Africa
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Washington, DC
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Special Assistant to the Executive Office
New York, NY
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Technical Assistance Program Coordinator
RAD
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Technical Assistance Project Manager
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Vice President for Research
New York, NY
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