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Building Healthy Futures: The Campaign to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy in New York City
Building Healthy Futures: The Campaign to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy in New York City is a collaborative effort to address the fact that 64% of pregnancies in New York City are unintended. Lack of information about and access to birth control prevent many women in need from using it. But having a child before a woman is ready to parent can create financial stress and put her plans for the future on hold. The Bronx District Public Health Office - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bronx Health Link, Hostos Community College, Montefiore Medical Center, Planned Parenthood of New York City, and the Womens Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) have come together to launch "Building Healthy Futures, first in the Bronx and then citywide.
We are eager to have community partners join us in spreading the word about the Campaign people like faith leaders, educators, health care providers, public officials, and community activists.
Together, we have an amazing opportunity to change lives. Birth control is an essential part of womens health and well-being that should be made available to everyone who needs it. Birth control prevents unintended pregnancy and can also improve other aspects of womens health, i.e. by decreasing the risk of cervical cancer. In addition to promoting this website, the Campaign mounts ads, distributes informational materials, shares through social media, and fields an Outreach Team to open a conversation with women about pregnancy and using birth control consistently.
We invite you to join this effort to help women make healthy choices and reach their full potential:
- Contact us to join the Campaign.
- Talk with the people you serve about birth control and share the Campaigns informational materials with your constituencies.
- Invite a member of our Outreach Team to talk with the people you serve.
- Help raise the visibility of unintended pregnancy and birth control by talking about them publicly.
- Recruit other leaders to join the effort.