Building Power Through Health Care Access: Direct Service Providers Organize for Change

From abortion fund health lines to statehouses to exam rooms, direct service providers across disciplines can use their roles in health care provision to build power in their communities. In this session, panelists will think expansively about the definitions of health care providers and models of provider advocacy and discuss the diverse ways in which direct service providers — including physicians, doulas, social workers, and more — can organize to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice. In addition to sharing the work each of the respective panelists does at their organizations and in their communities, we will engage the audience in brainstorming and sharing out the challenges and opportunities that exist within their own work to build power and enact multi-level change.


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