Curriculum Innovations:

Public Policy Change:

TEACH advocates in our professional organizations to enhance reproductive access.  Successful initiatives have included:

  • Collaborative research publications: resident training outcomes, opt-out provisions for resident training, liability insurance for abortion provision, and minimizing barriers to IUD utilization.
  • Highlighted as a model for collaboration between public hospital systems and community clinics to improve specialty care in “Weaving Webs in the Safety Net”.

Many resolutions in state and national chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians, including:

Training Outcomes:

 90% of residents completing final training evaluations report feeling competent to provide pregnancy options and contraceptive counseling.

Over 70% to provide early abortion services.

Over 50% can foresee integrating services after residency.

Over 40% of those intending to provide abortions have gone on to do so.

Helping to Introduce Innovative Practices:

Two participating residencies have won Model Practice Awards for curriculum in Options Counseling for Unintended Pregnancy.