Growing impact and sustainability

One of the most powerful and unusual aspects of our work is that it is a one-time intervention that has lasting impact long after we’ve finished. So we're often asked, But is your work sustainable? Do you see a decline in impact after you've finished your one-time intervention?

2016 Year in Review

2016 has been an incredible year for Upstream USA. We have now brought our innovative program to healthcare practices in six states, partnering with them to offer the full range of contraceptive methods to all women.

New York Times: Providing Birth Control Immediate Postpartum

This weekend, The New York Times linked to Upstream USA when describing an important component of reducing unplanned pregnancy and improved birth spacing - offering immediate postpartum IUD and implant (LARC) placement.

Significant Progress in Delaware

Upstream USA has now trained over 550 clinicians and support staff from 42 health centers across Delaware as part of our contraceptive access initiative.

Upstream USA partners with CDC Foundation and HHS on Zika response efforts

The CDC Foundation and the Office of Population Affairs have asked Upstream USA to provide several trainings to health care providers in Puerto Rico to support the CDC's Zika emergency response efforts.

Amazing pre- and post-training data from NYC

Upstream USA trains health centers so they can offer their patients the full range of contraceptive methods, particularly the most effective ones, IUDs and implants. Nearly one year ago, we

New York Times publishes op-ed from Governor Markell about Upstream USA

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has authored a bold piece for The New York Times entitled, “What States Can Do On Birth Control.”

TIME publishes our op-ed, and the national spotlight on Delaware continues

The work we’re doing to reduce unplanned pregnancy in the US has taken on particular importance with the heartbreaking threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus and its link to microcephaly in newborns.

Statewide plan to reduce unplanned pregnancy is officially underway

Upstream USA’s statewide initiative Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now) has officially launched following Governor Jack Markell’s groundbreaking State of the State Address in which he boldly declared, “Helping women achieve

Upstream USA and Delaware Governor Announce Statewide Contraceptive Access Initiative

  As part of his annual State of the State address, Delaware Governor Jack Markell announced an innovative, new public/private partnership, Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now). Upstream USA, a national