In Washington, at least 35% of all pregnancies are unintended.
According to Guttmacher Institute, publicly supported family planing centers served 112,800 female contraceptive clients in 2014. They met 26% of Washington women’s need for contraceptive services and supplies.
In 2010, the federal and state government spent $468 million on unintended pregnancies.
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
WHO WE ARE
Chelsea Waliser is Upstream’s Washington State Executive Director, leading the effort to reduce unplanned pregnancy by helping more Washington women access the most effective forms of birth control, through training, technical and financial assistance to Washington healthcare providers. As Washington Executive Director, Chelsea leads a team of healthcare and outreach professionals partnering with providers to train staff and improve access to the most effective forms of birth control.