Why This Matters
Access to family planning services improves health outcomes, quality of life, and economic and educational achievement. However, many in the United States face substantial challenges in obtaining contraceptive services and supplies, and disparities exist along racial lines, rural/urban divisions, and income and insurance status.
The GW Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (GWMI) is committed to conducting research and policy analysis to promote greater equity in healthcare and society. For all healthcare services, the provider workforce represents a critical piece of the puzzle in determining equitable access to essential health services. The Reproductive Health Workforce project focuses on the contraception and abortion workforce in the United States.