SHINE A LIGHT ON SAFE CHILDBIRTH

Coloradans for Birth Control (CO4BC)
A Rapid Response Fund to Protect Our Right to Plan Our Families

WHAT IS AT RISK:

Colorado’s Success in Preventing Unintended Pregnancy

Since 2009 an increased investment to improve access to birth control education and services to women of all ages has led to astonishing results in Colorado including:

  • 54% drop in the teen births,

  • 63% decrease in teen abortions, and

  • $66M+ in avoided public health related costs.  [Source: CDPHE] 

And what matters most are the thousands of women (and their partners), represented by these numbers, who avoided an unintended pregnancy that could have delayed or derailed their educational, career, family and/or life goals. 

What is at Risk:

 

More than 325,000 women in Colorado are in need of publicly funded birth control methods and family planning services.

Recent federal policy changes and proposals threaten their ability to access and afford those services including:

 

  • Birth Control Mandate Rollback: 30,000 women in Colorado are at risk for losing contraceptive coverage in insurance provided through their employer, 

  • Community Health Centers (CHC): 20 CHCs with 100+ clinical sites in 61 of the 64 counties serving 700,000 Coloradans face a 70% reduction in program funding,

  • Eliminate Title X Funding: Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated to providing the full range of birth control methods and related preventive care. 55,000 Coloradans receive family planning services from 69 clinics funded by Title X 

  • Reverse Medicaid Expansion: funding that provided women’s health services to 100,000+ women is under threat by the ACA repeal efforts and budget negotiations.

FAMILY PLANNING: A 'BEST-BUY' INVESTMENT

Global Health Foundation is a founding partner of the Colorado Collaborative on Family Planning and Reproductive Health, which has developed a statewide strategy to expand access to affordable birth control methods and family planning services. 

GHF believes family planning is a “best buy” investment to support girls and women in achieving health equity, building healthy families, reducing poverty, supporting youth health and development, furthering educational advancement and reaching economic self-sufficiency.

GHF launched Coloradans for Birth Control (CO4BC), a pooled and rapid response fund, to support our right to freely plan our families (when, how many or whether to have children) by removing barriers for Coloradans to access – and medical professionals to provide – affordable birth control methods and family planning services. 

2018 GRANT PRIORITIES

Technology:

to link Coloradans to reproductive health resources and

to connect them with desired healthcare services.

 

Training:

to ensure medical professionals can counsel and provide

affordable and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC): IUDs and implants.

 

Supply:

to equip healthcare facilities with LARC devices.

 

Transportation:

to eliminate geographic proximity as a barrier to access services.
 

COUNT ME IN! I'M A COLORADAN FOR BIRTH CONTROL

Frontline Defenders of Family Planning:

 

Thanks to our generous donors who have committed to match every dollar up to $50,000!

 

10K Runners Club
Contribute and/or raise $10,000

 

Mile High Club
Contribute and/or raise $5,280

 

​14’er Club
Contribute and/or raise $1,400

Rocky Mountaineer Club
Contribute and/or raise $1,000
 
Colorado Trail Club
Contribute and/or raise $500
 
CO-Pay It Forward
Contribute $10 - $499

If you would like to raise funds, we will create a personal online campaign page for

CO Gives Day and provide you with the resources and support to achieve your goal!

 

View Amy’s campaign page: www.coloradogives.org/AMY4BC

CONNECT WITH GHF

GLOBAL HEALTH FOUNDATION 

a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
info@globalhealthfdn.org   303.870.3190