FPA representatives, members and activists traveled to Washington, DC on several occasions to urge protections for women in the new healthcare reform law.
FPA was named to the Governorâ€™s Health Care Reform Advisory Committee.Â As one of the 37 organizations at the table charged with representing the stateâ€™s health, insurance and consumer interests, FPA had important input on the implementation of reform measures in the state.
FPA celebrated the first funding stream for comprehensive sex education.Â More than $11.8 million in grants was awarded to organizations statewide, including the New York State Department of Health.
The Education Fundâ€™s immigrant project expands by changing identity and broadening scope.Â The Immigrant Womenâ€™s Health Initiative changed its name to the Diverse Communities Health Initiative (DHCI) and broadened its constituency from immigrant women to all women of color and low-income women.Â The work of this initiative expanded to further break down barriers to quality health care for these diverse communities.
Concerned Clergy for Choice (CCC) formed a new partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) to bolster clergy work in nearly a dozen states nationally.