Upstream provides training and technical assistance to health centers in Massachusetts so that all patients have same-day access to the full range of contraceptive methods.
Unplanned pregnancy in Massachusetts
In 2014, 373,060 Massachusetts women aged 13–44 were in need of publicly funded family planning services. Publicly supported family planning centers met 25% of Massachusetts women’s need for contraceptive services and supplies.
Our work in health centers
“I had absolutely no idea of how involved Upstream would become in the inner workings of our health center, how connected they would become to our staff and providers and to the mission of the center, and how they would keep such a high energy level for the goals all the way through.”
— Dr. Tracy Kedian, Associate Medical Director for Perinatal Services, Family Health Center of Worcester