Program areas at Planned Parenthood Northern California
Clinical and Research - serving 20 Northern California counties, we operate 17 health care delivery sites which are strategically located to be accessible to low-income residents. We are experts in the field of sexual and reproductive health, and offer the full scope of services, including: cancer screening; all FDA-approved methods of birth control; testing, treatment and immunizations for sexually transmitted diseases; pregnancy testing and counseling; abortion, and referrals for prenatal and adoption services. We offer behavioral health/counseling services. We deliver optimum services through a comprehensive approach to health care that emphasizes accessibility, quality, affordability, cultural competency and respect for the individual. Last fiscal year, we provided more than 147,000 medical visits to over 87,000 unduplicated clients. More than 88% of clients have incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Public Affairs - provides a broad scope of advocacy efforts to protect access and funding for sexual and reproductive health care as well as expand reproductive justice. Our public affairs activities inform and engage supporters and volunteers, diverse community partners, clients and staff through sophisticated digital and grassroots advocacy efforts. We work closely with local, state and federal elected officials and other key decision makers to protect state and federal policy and funding. We have successfully strengthened our support and impact to reproductive health and have ensured that California is leading the way as one of the only U.S. states to expand access to reproductive health care all in the face of active opposition efforts.
Education and Case Management - provides medically-accurate, age-appropriate sexuality education and case management services to teens, parents, and adults. Our education and outreach is targeted to communities in 16 counties, supporting their overall improved sexual and reproductive health. Our education program creates healthy communities and increases utilization of our health centers and other organizations' resources. We partner with many nonprofit and government organizations to deliver education to youth in the foster system and in juvenile hall, adults recently incarcerated, individuals in recovery programs, homeless individuals, health care providers and professionals, educators, and caregivers. Last year, we provided education to over 50,000 individuals; 50% was delivered to youth under age 18.