New initiative aims to increase access of contraceptive services for women in Missouri

New initiative aims to increase access of contraceptive services for women in Missouri

MISSOURI (KFVS) - The Missouri Family Health Council (MFHC) has started a new initiative to get quality contraceptive services to women in the state of Missouri.

According to MFHC, The Right Time initiative is a six-year plan to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in Missouri by ten percent. The Right Time is working with a variety of health centers to provide training, technical assistance and funding to expand access to the full of range of contraceptive methods.

Seven health center will be joining the initiative in the first year and two more sets of seven in the following two years.

The seven health centers include:

  • Fordland Clinic, Fordland and Kimberling City
  • Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, St. Louis
  • Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri
  • Contraceptive Choice Center, St. Louis
  • Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, Columbia
  • AIDS Project of the Ozarks, Springfield
  • Jefferson County Health Department

The Right Time is led by MFHC and is an initiative of Missouri Foundation of Health. MFHC’s programming is focused on removing cost barriers, specifically for the uninsured, and supporting health centers through quality training, analysis, and collaboration.

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