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A Gathering for Karen Edlund to Remember and Honor Her

Somerville, MA
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Karen at our 2017 Annual Conference
Karen Edlund, RN, BSN, served on the NSRH Board of Directors from 2017 through mid-2019. In November, Karen passed away peacefully at home. NSRH Board and Staff are forever grateful for her many contributions to sexual and reproductive health. And, we dearly miss her wisdom, passion and humanity.

For information on the upcoming gathering to remember and honor Karen's life, click here.



Georgia Anti-Abortion Supporters Used Misleading Tactics to Promote Early-Abortion Bans

Their appeals to state lawmakers were based on inaccurate medical claims and questionable constitutional arguments,
opening a new front in the war on abortion rights.

" Supporters of the abortion ban asserted that fetuses are a class of persons entitled to equal protection under the 14th Amendment. They compared Roe v. Wade's treatment of fetuses to the Three-Fifths Compromise, which counted slaves as partial persons for tax and census purposes. Comparing fetuses to enslaved people is particularly craven and effectively erases the historical and ongoing struggles for Black liberation. It is also deeply insulting to Black residents of Georgia.

(Source: feministcenter.org)
"HB 481 is in and of itself a denial of the full humanity of the very people who would be forced to be pregnant against their will ... many of whom will inevitably be Black women," said Kwajelyn Jackson, executive director of Atlanta's Feminist Women's Health Center, who attended the March 2019 hearings. "We will not accept any law that invalidates our humanity in an effort to assign humanity to what is growing inside our bodies." "

That excerpt was from an OpEd by Dabney Evans and Subasri Narasimhan, posted on The American Prospect earlier this month.  The authors " researched  the arguments and the language Georgia lawmakers and community members used to pass"  HB 481, and their findings were published in the journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters -- the OpEd includes a link to the journal article.

on, it is beneficial for reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates to understand, analyse, and deconstruct anti-abortion messaging in order to combat it." Brava to both researchers for their phenomenal work!
 
(Source:  nursing.upenn.edu )

Let nurse practitioners work alone

(Source: politico.com)
"
Massachusetts is one of the most restrictive states for nurse practitioners
in the country. Doctors often exact hundreds or thousands of dollars in monthly fees from the nurse practitioners under their supervision - for doing work that the nurse practitioners are perfectly capable of doing on their own.

It's an arrangement that doctors are battling hard to keep, arguing that  nurse practitioners aren't as well trained as MDs . But in states that allow nurse practitioners to operate independently - including every other New England state - there has been no documented damage to patient outcomes. On the contrary, studies compiled by the California Health Care Foundation  suggest  allowing nurse practitioners to work alone leads to fewer preventable hospitalizations and emergency room visits."

The Boston Globe posted an OpEd by its Board today -- that was an excerpt. Read the entire piece.



Disruptive Innovation: Nurse-Led Employee-Based Healthcare
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET

Learn from Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, as she presents a business case for utilizing the Nursing Care Coordination model. This presentation will focus on the model's sustainability and how its practitioners can be reimbursed through Medicare. We will discuss how to use chronic care management tools, annual wellness visits, and advanced care planning as guides for nursing staff to practice
to the top of their license in a variety of care roles.

 
Planned Parenthood sues Alaska over law requiring abortion providers to be doctors

"
Kim Clark, a lawyer who worked on the lawsuit, noted that Alaska law requires doctors to provide abortions.

"That's a problem, especially in a state like Alaska, where so many folks live in rural parts of the state, and the state is extremely reliant on advanced practice clinicians," said Clark, referring to the umbrella term for the providers.

She said these clinicians provide both primary care and reproductive health care in much of the state. And they provide many procedures that are more complex than abortions, such as assisting with childbirth. "

Read the complete piece by Andrew Kitchenman, posted last month on KTOO
Public Media.

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 fabulous opportunity!

Thanks to Inuit midwives, Canada's indigenous women
can give birth where the family is

" For countless generations, the Inuit of the Nunavik region in northern Quebec lived as nomads, traveling across the wind-battered landscape to follow the herds they hunted seasonally. But in the 1950s, the Canadian government pressured families
to settle in permanent communities.

The move fit squarely into the pattern of how Canada treated its indigenous people, including forcibly separating indigenous children from their families and sending them often great distances to residential schools that stripped them of their language and cultural identity.

In many remote Inuit areas, the government's national health service also began pressuring pregnant women to travel hundreds of miles south to give birth in hospitals. Inukjuak women were sent to Montreal or Moose Factory, Ontario, rather than relying on local midwives who had traditionally provided care.

The stated reason for the practice, which began in the early 1970s, was to improve birth survival rates and reduce complications in far-flung communities with no hospitals and limited prenatal care.

But for many indigenous women, the policy turned pregnancy into an illness and deprived them of care by traditional methods. "

(Source: cbc.ca)
That excerpt was from an article by Megan Specia and Amber Bracken, posted today  on The Seattle Times (originally posted on The New York Times). They also wrote, " As Canada tries to make amends for its brutal history of relations with its indigenous population, midwives and other members of the community in Inukjuak, a town of around 1,800 people in a remote region of Quebec, point to the clinic as an example of a way forward. Today around 3 out of 4 pregnant women in the town give birth in its clinic, attended to by Inuit midwives." Read the complete story.

(Source: news.un.org)
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EC Vending Machine Project
Seeking Student Activists, Advisory Committee Members

(Source: ucsdguardian.org)
Calling all student activists! Emergency contraception (EC, sometimes called Plan B) is an important option for preventing pregnancy after sex - but it can be difficult to get. One great way to improve access on your campus is to advocate for a  vending machine that includes EC and other sexual health products (like condoms and pregnancy tests) - about 13 campuses have these so far. The American Society for Emergency Contraception is launching a nation-wide project to help students effectively advocate for EC vending machines on their campus. As part of this project, we are developing a toolkit that provides logistical support and policy guidelines for your state. We are also helping to support peer-to-peer EC distribution networks on campuses - if you are interested in creating an EC distribution network on your campus, please complete the form below to join our discussion forum on that topic.
There are two ways for you to be involved:
  1. (Source: tsl.com)
    We are launching a communication and collaboration platform so that student activists across the country can share information, support and strategies with each other as they advocate for EC 
    vending machines on their campus. If you're interested in joining this group, please complete this form, and we will include you once the platform is live in early 2020. If you are interested in peer-to-peer EC distribution, please complete the form and indicate that you're interested in joining that group. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds from all types of schools across the country, and we'd love to include people at all stages of this process - including those who are interested but haven't gotten started yet. Please reach out to Kelly Cleland (kelly@americansocietyforec.org) if you have any questions!
     
  2. Apply to join our advisory panel! We are looking for 5 students and
    5 staff/faculty from diverse backgrounds, campuses, organizations and geographical areas. Student members will be paid a $1,000 stipend for about 50 hours of participation. Advisory panel members will help us develop the look and feel of the project (website, logo, etc), participate in calls/email discussions as needed, and monitor and engage in discussions in the broader online student activist collaboration forum. Student advisory committee members should be passionate about expanding access to EC on campus, interested in collaborating across campus groups, and planning to graduate no sooner than December 2020 (preferably May 2021). Please apply by January 15, 2020 and share with anyone you know who might be interested! Application links here:

Student Advisory Committee Member Application


                 
            Apply for a Scholarship from the
Foundation of the  National Student Nurses' Association 
                    (FNSNA) by January 17!



Jasmine Wong
University of California, Los Angeles
Nurses Change the World Scholar

Coming from a low-income immigrant background where one of my parents didn't finish college, my future was uncertain. I didn't know I would have the opportunity to afford higher education and continue my journey to becoming a nurse. Through the toughest times in nursing school, receiving this scholarship motivated me knowing I have the support of my family and the FNSNA to persevere in my nursing education. It has not only affected me, but paved a path that inspired many of my younger family members who look up to me. Because of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Change The World Scholarship, my story became testament to other minority students and empowered the next generation of student leaders and change agents in nursing. I am forever grateful for the opportunities this scholarship has given me to attend UCLA and afford nursing items such as scrubs, lab packs, and transportation to clinical rotations. Thank you for all you do!



By simply creating a username and password, you can start the process to get on the way for the opportunity to receive assistance in paying for tuition, books and academic fees. The deadline to submit your application is  January 17, 2020 at
11:59 pm EST . Don't miss an opportunity to receive funding to support your
nursing education.
                                          Apply Today!


Call for Papers: Focus on Abortion

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health is a journal of peer-reviewed research published by the Guttmacher Institute.

Abortion is a complex and pressing public health issue with wide-ranging implications for women, families and health systems worldwide. This is especially true, however, in low- and middle-income countries, where abortion incidence is often high, and where restrictive policies and unsafe procedures are most common.

Volume 46 of  International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health will contain a special issue devoted to abortion in Africa, Asia and Latin America and
the Caribbean. We welcome submissions on all abortion-related topics, such as national incidence, women's experiences seeking and obtaining abortion or postabortion care, provision and safety of services, availability and use of medication abortion protocols, and policy-related issues.
(Source: guttmacher.org)

Deadline for submission is May 15, 2020. Some content may be published prior to compilation of the special issue in late 2020.

Author guidelines and instructions for submitting a manuscript can be found  here .  
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Clinical Program Nurse Supervisor
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Communications Manager
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Communications Director
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Data Systems Specialist
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Deputy Director
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Development Manager
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Digital Director
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Director of Content Strategy & Production
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Director of Grants & Compliance
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Director of Nursing
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Educator
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Executive Assistant
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Family Planning Personal Health Services Supervisor
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New York, NY
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Freelance Production Folks, Graphic Designers, Web Designers, Writers and Performers
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International AMAZE Fellow for Global Partnerships, Part-time
Year-long Opportunity
Washington, DC
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Iowa State Director
This position will be a contract position running through November 30, 2020 with possible extension beyond dependent on funding. 
Iowa + Travel
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IT Support Technician
NAF
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Legislative Policy Analyst/Counsel, Reproductive Rights & Health, Federal
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Loan and Grant Program Manager
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Major Gifts Officer (Eastern Region)
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Managing Director
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Medical Assistant
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NP - Neonatal, 12h Rotating Shifts, Part-time or Full-time
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NP - Breast Surgery
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NP, CNM or PA-C Position
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Nurse Case Manager
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Nurse Director
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Online Advocacy Coordinator
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Opposition Research Intern
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Organizer - Georgia State
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Program Director
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Senior Major Gifts Officer
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