Achieving Reproductive Justice in Colorado: The Powerful Role of Healthcare Professionals

In partnership with CAI, Inc. and Dimension Strategies, ReproCollab hosted the first ever virtual S+rive conference and training for health care professionals working in the field of sexual and reproductive health! Over the course of the training, healthcare professionals were introduced to reproductive justice and how it applies to the healthcare system.
América Ramirez, Program Manager at COLOR, started the conference with a great summary of the Reproductive Justice (RJ) movement and its importance to healthcare professionals. Her presentation highlighted the history of RJ and how healthcare providers can utilize the RJ framework through patient-centered care to reduce barriers of reproductive healthcare access.
Adjoa Tetteh and the team at CAI, Inc., continued the discussion of RJ and presented the timeline of reproductive justice in Colorado. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss their thoughts in small breakout groups in a structured format. During the breakout sessions, it was clear that participants were craving a space where their values for equity and justice would be validated, supported and encouraged. The complexities of reproductive justice were reiterated by several attendees comments which will be addressed in the following training sessions.
The conference ended with a panel of RJ experts brilliantly moderated by Adrienne Mansanares of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. On the panel was; Dusti Gurule, Dr. Jamila Perritt, Dr. Liz Romer (a familiar face for ReproCollab!), Briana Simmons. All panelists are part of the S+rive advisory board. 

A few more incredible moments from the day:



Introduction to RJ! For many, attendees, this was probably the first time they received this type of background and summary to the RJ framework.

Our amazing speakers and panelists!  Thank you Adrienne for your facilitation!!
Thank you to the panel and 80+ attendees who set aside time in their busy schedule to learn about how they can apply the Reproductive Justice framework through patient-centered care. S+rive continues with a 6-part training series, and community of practice with individualized coaching. Couldn’t attend the conference but want to take part in furthering reproductive justice in your clinic and community? Sign up for our mailing list to find out more about the upcoming S+RIVE Initiative training series, and to learn about more ways you can get involved.