$550K in Grants Awarded to Statewide Policy and Advocacy Organizations to Advance Reproductive Health and Rights
ReproCollab Blog
by jrcavero
5M ago
Caring for Colorado’s multi-year initiative, ReproCollab, recently awarded $550,000 in grants to 11 organizations working to improve public policies for reproductive health and rights. Funding also was awarded to build and grow grass-roots leadership in reproductive justice in Colorado. Funding was prioritized to support advocacy efforts for the effective implementation of existing state laws designed to expand access to reproductive health care. This work will ensure that Colorado’s law and policies work for people who need and use reproductive health care. Read more about the Lead and Advoca ..read more
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The History of Choose When
ReproCollab Blog
by jrcavero
9M ago
In 2016, a group of friends concerned about reproductive rights started talking about how they could come together to support other women in their community. They began by asking those working in women’s health what were the most pressing needs of patients, and how the community could support their efforts. Together with community members experiencing barriers to care and healthcare professionals, the team put together a plan of action to best serve the women of northwest Colorado. What they needed was birth control to address unintended pregnancies. The options had to Be ones that would not ..read more
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Choose When Resources
ReproCollab Blog
by mmorshed
9M ago
Clinic and Contraception Resources Clinic Resources For statewide resources, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health website to find a clinic. You can also find family planning clinics by county. Initially Choose When provided access to long-acting reversible contraception, like IUDs and hormonal implants, for women in Northwest Colorado who could not otherwise afford it. If you need to access care now, visit the Northwest Colorado Health website  to make an appointment today. Colorado Clinics by County Northwest Colorado Health Upstream USA Resources Re ..read more
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New Funding Opportunity Now Open: Lead and Advocate for Reproductive Equity
ReproCollab Blog
by jrcavero
1y ago
The Lead and Advocate for Reproductive Equity funding priority was developed with the guidance of our Kitchen Table, an advisory board that recognized the need to sustain and bolster the movement for reproductive equity in the state. Through this funding opportunity, ReproCollab will be a partner in working toward a more connected field of advocates with power and influence to advance equitable reproductive health policy. Funding awarded under the Lead and Advocate for Reproductive Equity priority will support state and local efforts in: Emerging Leadership – leadership development for new a ..read more
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ReproCollab Funding Priorities Announced
ReproCollab Blog
by jrcavero
1y ago
ReproCollab is a Caring for Colorado-led initiative that builds partnerships and provides grant funding to advance reproductive equity in Colorado. Our goal is for all people to have the information, services, and power needed to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive autonomy, including health, rights, and well-being. With a focus on communities that have historically carried the burden of racial, economic, and social inequalities, ReproCollab will build partnerships and provide grant funding across three strategic areas over the next three years: ACCESS Goals: Improv ..read more
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Peer-Led & Anti-Oppressive Youth Sex Ed
ReproCollab Blog
by jrcavero
1y ago
Advocates are working together with school and community educators to advance the inclusiveness and effectiveness of youth sexual health education through an anti-oppressive approach and the use of peer-led learning. ReproCollab is partnering with and providing support to these community-based efforts to ensure young people have medically accurate information that equips them to make informed decisions about a healthy sexual life and family planning that fits their life and aspirations. “We have begun to address the absence of youth voice in sexual health education by intentionally engagi ..read more
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Graduation Ceremonies Mark Pilot Phase Completion for SOMOS
ReproCollab Blog
by jrcavero
1y ago
Over the past three months, two groups of middle and high school Latina youth and many of their caregivers met one evening a week to participate in the SOMOS pilot program. SOMOS aims to increase understanding about sexual and reproductive health, while strengthening the ability of youth and caregivers to connect in healthy conversation, as well as inspire Latinas to advocate for themselves. SOMOS, “we are” in Spanish, was created through a human-centered design process supported by the Caring for Colorado and the Colorado Health Foundation. The design process involved more than 300 interview ..read more
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Abortion is Health Care. Read more about ReproCollab’s reaction to the 6/24 SCOTUS Ruling
ReproCollab Blog
by jrcavero
1y ago
We are deeply disappointed in today’s Supreme Court ruling that significantly chips away at the rights and protections guaranteed by Roe v. Wade. As one of about half of the states in the U.S. that have protected the right to abortion care, now is the time to further advance reproductive equity in Colorado and, in the process, provide a beacon of hope beyond our state.  Colorado is fortunate to have advocates and policy leaders committed to this goal. Building on more than 12 years of intensive efforts in Colorado to safeguard and increase access to sexual and reproductive health in ..read more
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Introducing the ReproCollab Kitchen Table
ReproCollab Blog
by jrcavero
1y ago
Following our introduction of ReproCollab, we want to also introduce our Kitchen Table. This advisory committee will inform and guide ReproCollab strategies and associated grant funding to advance reproductive equity in Colorado.  The initial members of the Kitchen Table bring diverse perspectives and professional expertise on the myriad of conditions that impact sexual and reproductive autonomy.  Each is skilled in listening to and acting on the values and realities of Colorado’s diverse communities, particularly young people of color, low-income families, and people in rural commu ..read more
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Announcing ReproCollab 2022 Launch
ReproCollab Blog
by mmorshed
1y ago
We are so excited to share the news that ReproCollab has officially launched! The insights generously shared by so many dedicated reproductive rights leaders and advocates have fueled our learning and planning, helping to make this moment possible. Thank you! Our new name and tagline emphasize the importance of collaboration to achieve our shared goal that all Coloradans have access to the information and services they need and the right to make decisions about their bodies, sexuality, relationships, and futures. By listening to and working together with communities that have historically car ..read more
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