Conference Agenda*
All times are listed in Eastern Time

Monday, March 21

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. An Update from the Office of Population Affairs
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) continues to work to restore access to equitable, affordable, client-centered services. Leadership from OPA will brief attendees on the range of strategic initiatives that they are pursuing to support the Title X network and to advance high-quality family planning services nationwide.

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Break

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. The Future of Roe and the Right to Privacy: A Conversation About Reproductive Rights and the Courts
This session will present a conversation between legal experts on the state of reproductive rights in the courts. The session will explore the harm already achieved through the Texas SB8 cases and the Supreme Court’s looming decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and what these and other cases, including those concerning religious refusals, might portend more broadly for family planning and for the right to privacy itself. 

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Combating Size Discrimination in the Provision of Family Planning and Sexual Health Services
This session will introduce attendees to how fatphobia and size discrimination are perpetuated by many health care providers, and how people living in larger bodies delay or avoid seeking critical health care services because of past traumatic experiences. Speakers will discuss how size discrimination shows up in the delivery of family planning and sexual health services, where it intersects with other systems of oppression and how to begin to dismantle them. 

Tuesday, March 22

12:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Break: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Moving Beyond Social Determinants of Health: Advancing Health Equity by Addressing Systemic, Institutional, & Structural Racism in Program Planning (Parts 1 & 2)
This two-part session seeks to reframe audience members' understanding of the social determinants of health, prompting a reconsideration of how structural factors are driving forces and barriers to health equity. Following a primer on the social determinants of health, this session will offer an overview of different frameworks that family planning projects may use to guide this work. From there, the audience will hear from programs that have successfully collaborated with diverse stakeholders and integrated initiatives to address systemic, institutional, and structural racism into their project plans, all while utilizing an intersectional approach for individuals and communities that experience multiple and overlapping points of oppression. 

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Annual NFPRHA Membership Meeting
Join NFPRHA’s Board Chair, Taisha Hicks, and NFPRHA’s President & CEO, Clare Coleman, as they review the association’s current financial status and upcoming changes to the Board of Directors. Taisha and Clare will also discuss NFPRHA’s strategic priorities for the year and our outlook for returning to in-person meetings.

Wednesday, March 23


12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Talking with Family Planning Patients About COVID-19 Vaccination
The evidence regarding the dangers of COVID-19 infection during pregnancy – on both the pregnant person and the fetus – continues to evolve, highlighting the importance of getting vaccinated before or during pregnancy. Yet, only one-third of pregnant persons are vaccinated. Many factors have contributed to slow vaccine uptake, notably medical mistrust based on a long history of unethical practice and research on people of color in the US. This session will focus on how providers can effectively communicate with patients about COVID-19 vaccination, including the overall safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination before, during, and after pregnancy. Evidence regarding the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on menstrual cyclicity, postpartum lactation, and future fertility also will be discussed.

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Introduction to Birth Justice
This session will introduce attendees to the concept of birth justice, a subset of reproductive justice that focuses on rights to safe, consensual, client-led care during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period, through the lens of experts in Black birthing justice. 

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Bayer Product Theater: Use of Telehealth for Contraceptive Counseling
Sponsored by Bayer
This program presents information on how to use telehealth for counseling on contraceptive options, including long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), using patient scenarios. The program also reviews how health centers can prepare for an efficient visit, when appropriate patients return for their in-person appointment. 



*Agenda subject to change. Please continue to check back in the coming weeks for additional details and updates.

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