HER Salt Lake City Contraceptive Initiative and Family Planning Elevated

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Identifier HER_salt_lake_city_contraceptive_initiative_family_planning_elevated
Title HER Salt Lake City Contraceptive Initiative and Family Planning Elevated
Creator Turok, D. U of U Health Key Faculty Collaborators: Sanders, J; Simmons, R; Myers, K.; Obstetrics & Gynecology; School of Medicine, University of Utah Health
Keyword Prevention
Description The U.S. Healthy People 2020 initiative aims to improve pregnancy planning and increase access to the full range of contraceptive methods. Utah presents unique barriers to contraceptive services, including limited public funding and geographical regions with limited family planning services. The University of Utah Health Division of Family Planning, in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Utah, conducted a prospective cohort study (HER Salt Lake) that provided 7,402 individuals in Salt Lake County with same-day, no-cost contraception and the ability to change or discontinue their contraceptive method without cost over three years. Led by U of U Health investigator David Turok, MD, the study found that removing cost barriers resulted in a significant shift to more effective contraceptive methods, including intrauterine devices and other implantable devices. This work formed the foundation for a statewide contraceptive initiative called Family Planning Elevated which has already provided no-cost contraception to 11,000 people at 28 participating clinics. Findings from HER Salt Lake and Family Planning Elevated will continue to inform future clinical care, policies, and translational research.
Relation is Part of 2018
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2021
Date 2018
Type Image
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright © 2021, University of Utah, All Rights Reserved
Language eng
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References 1.) Contraceptive method use during the community-wide HER Salt Lake Contraceptive Initiative. Sanders JN, Myers K, Gawron LM, Simmons RG, Turok DK. Am J Public Health. 2018 Apr;108(4):550-556. 2.) Evaluating a longitudinal cohort of clinics engaging in the Family Planning Elevated Contraceptive Access Program (FPE CAP): study protocol of a comparative interrupted time series analysis. Simmons R, Myers K, Gero A, Sanders JN, Quade C, Mulholland M, Turok DK. JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Oct 16;9(10):e18308.
Press Releases and Media University of Utah Health: "With Cost Removed, Women Choose More Effective Contraceptive Methods," https://healthcare.utah.edu/publicaffairs/news/2018/02/her-sl.php; "University of Utah Health Announces Family Planning Elevated, A Statewide Contraceptive Initiative," https://healthcare.utah.edu/publicaffairs/news/2018/10/family-planning-elevated.php; Newsweek https://www.newsweek.com/women-choose-better-birth-control-when-they-dont-have-pay-818618; Bustle https://www.bustle.com/p/women-choose-more-effective-birth-control-methods-when-cost-is-removed-study-finds-8317994; ABC News https://abcnews.go.com/Health/women-prefer-long-lasting-birth-control-cost-factor/story?id=53260736; Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5424091/Without-cost-women-pick-effective-birth-control.html; Brookings https://www.brookings.edu/events/improving-opportunity-through-access-to-family-planning/; Deseret News https://www.deseret.com/2018/11/3/20657771/new-university-of-utah-health-program-to-open-access-to-contraceptive-services-for-the-uninsured-tra; Rewire News Group https://rewirenewsgroup.com/article/2016/11/11/free-contraception-utah-program/; HER Salt Lake http://www.hersaltlake.org/in-the-news
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Date Created 2021-06-22
Date Modified 2021-06-23
ID 1703463
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bw3gjp