About Essential Access Health

Mission: Essential Access Health champions and promotes quality sexual + reproductive health care for all

Essential Access Health achieves its mission through an umbrella of programs and services including clinic support initiatives, advanced clinical research, provider training, and advocacy and public awareness campaigns and initiatives. Learn more about our work in our Strategic Plan.

As the administrator of California’s Title X (ten) federal family planning program – the largest Title X system in the nation - Essential Access Health supports the delivery of core family planning and related preventive health services for youth, and low-income and uninsured patients across the state. We have been a Title X grantee since the program was established in 1968. We took our fight to halt implementation of harmful and unlawful Trump-era Title X regulations all the way to the Supreme Court and took action to urge the Biden Administration to restore the integrity of the program. On October 4, new rules were released for Title X that support the delivery of equitable, affordable, high quality, and client-centered family planning services for Title X patients nationwide.

Advancing Sexual + Reproductive Health Access and Equity

Essential Access was established in 1968, grounded in the belief that everyone has the right to access the health services and information they want – with dignity and respect. Although significant gains have been made in expanding essential health services over the past 50 years, we cannot effectively reduce health disparities that persist and disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color – including those related to unintended pregnancy, infant and maternal mortality, and STI rates – until we name and address the root cause – systemic racism. Our goal moving forward is to take consistent and meaningful action to ensure that a person’s race is no longer a barrier to achieving optimal sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Learn more in our Equity Principles + Roadmap for Action.

Join Us

With offices in Northern and Southern California, our dedicated staff of have a wide range of expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health – as researchers, trainers, health care leaders, and more.

Interested in joining us? Visit our Career Center.

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