The National Urban Reproductive Health Agenda

In 2009, the Urban Initiative convened the National Urban Reproductive Health Agenda Advisory Committee, comprised of national, state, and local experts on a broad range of reproductive health and justice issues. Employing a reproductive justice framework, the Advisory Committee and National Institute staff have developed the National Urban Reproductive Health Agenda, a compendium of critical values, issues, and recommendations for advancing reproductive health and justice on a local level.

The Agenda offers a set of key recommendations for improving urban reproductive health at the local, state, and federal levels. The Agenda will be a dynamic tool for advocating for specific policies or programs in a particular locality and for calling on national and state leaders to support or oppose measures that directly impact the reproductive health of urban communities.

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Inside the Agenda:

  • INTRODUCTION: A CALL TO ACTION
    The goal of the Agenda is to inform and motivate local elected leaders, public health officials, and advocates by offering a common vision and concrete strategies for improving the reproductive, sexual, and maternal health of urban communities. Download this section.
  • VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
    The Agenda begins with a statement of Values and Principles that provide the framework for advancing policies and programs at the local level. Download this section.
  • FOCUS AREAS
    The 12 Focus Areas cover a range of reproductive health issues that are disproportionately prevalent in urban communities, offering an overview of each issue and supporting research, analysis, and recommendations.
  • FEDERAL AND STATE RECOMMENDATIONS
    The Agenda concludes with a set of recommendations for state and federal governments that help address urban reproductive, sexual, and maternal health issues. Download this section.
  • ADVISORY COMMITEE
    The Agenda was written with the guidance of the National Urban Reproductive Health Agenda Advisory Committee, composed of national experts on urban reproductive health. Download this section.
© 2012 National Institute for Reproductive Health