Set the Future in Motion

our story

In 1968, the organization now known as Essential Access Health was founded to coordinate and expand the delivery of family planning services in Los Angeles County. The organization was grounded in the belief that the ability to plan our families and futures and make informed choices about our sexual and reproductive health are essential for individual and community healthy, equity, and economic security. Today, our work and mission touch the lives of millions of women, men and teens throughout the state of California and across the country.

the time is now

Our 50th anniversary comes at a critical time. Reproductive health and rights are once again at risk. Threats to reversing course and turning back the clocks on the progress we’ve made are real and imminent.

May 23 at NeueHouse Hollywood

Our 50th anniversary celebration event on May 23 at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles will feature special guest Cecily Strong and a performance by stand-up comedian Cristela Alonzo. Event tickets are now on sale!

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50th Anniversary Essential Access Fund

To celebrate the impact we have made over the past fifty years and enhance our ability to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, we are pleased to launch the 50th Anniversary Access Fund.

The Access Fund will sustain and advance our work in three key areas:

  • Rapid Response – we have to be ready to respond quickly to emerging threats
  • Impact + Innovation – we will expand our impact by investing in new initiatives and opportunities
  • Core Capacity – we must be able to maintain the infrastructure needed to keep moving forward

With your support we will continue to expand access, promote quality, train the health care workforce, and advance clinical research.

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Thank You to Our 50th Anniversary Sponsors

Access Champion


Prevention Partner

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
Nina Kjellson, Essential Access Health Board Member

Innovation Advocates

California Primary Care Association
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Houska Insurance Services

Impact Ambassadors

City National Bank
Davis Consulting Group
East Valley Community Health Center
Eisner Health
Epoch Universal
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Family HealthCare Network
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
Hahn & Hahn LLP
Harmon, Wong & Im, Certified Public Accountants
Jeremy Appel and Julie Rabinovitz
Kurt Biggers and Nomsa Khalfani
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
Northeast Valley Health Corporation
San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health
San Ysidro Health Center
St. John's Well Child & Family Center
Venice Family Clinic
Via Care
Westside Family Health Center