Policy + Advocacy
Essential Access Health advocates to protect and expand access to quality sexual and reproductive health care for all. We believe that everyone should be able to get the essential services they need – with dignity and respect - regardless of where they live, who they love, where they are from, or their socio-economic, citizenship or health insurance status.
2020 Public Policy Priorities
Ensuring Equal Access to Sexual + Reproductive Health Care for All During COVID-19 + Beyond
Sexual and reproductive health needs do not go away during a pandemic. To support access during the public health emergency and beyond, Essential Access is calling on state and federal leaders to reduce barriers to time-sensitive services and ensure that patients can get the care they want, when they need it, through a broad range of telehealth modalities.
Over the next year, we will:
- Protect the family planning safety-net + workforce
- Ensure remote access to sexual + reproductive health access
- Address the digital divide + structural health inequities that persist
- Expand STD coverage + care for all
#SaveTitleX + Keep Title X Strong
The federal Title X family planning program was established in 1970 by Congress with bi-partisan support, to provide a pathway to essential health services for low-income patients. Take Action – contact your representatives in Congress and urge them to keep Title X strong for the millions that rely on the program nationwide for birth control, STD prevention and treatment, cancer screenings, and other family planning-related care.
As the leader of the largest Title X provider network in the country, Essential Access is also fighting to #SaveTitleX in federal court. Learn more about the background and status of our legal challenge.
California Voters Overwhelmingly Support Access to Birth Control
Access to affordable birth control is a California value and not up for debate. Nine in 10 California voters believe it is important for all people to have access to the type of birth control that works best for them. Read the results of our statewide poll.
Join us in protecting and expanding access to essential health services in California and beyond.