Building a Movement
The Urban Initiative’s on-the-ground work continues beyond online networking with hands-on technical assistance and timely resources created to arm advocates with the tools they need to spearhead city-level improvements in reproductive health. By investing in partners, disseminating resources, and bringing people together, the Urban Initiative has helped create a movement.
Through national and regional summits, roundtables, leadership institutes and coalition-building, the Urban Initiative is building a movement of individuals and organizations committed to improving the reproductive health of women and families living in urban communities.
The Urban Initiative keeps current on reproductive health and justice trends affecting urban communities across the country. Many reproductive health advocates – and our opponents – are employing city-level strategies. Learn about the latest trends in local reproductive rights and justice issues here, including information about crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and racist, anti-choice billboards.
- Local Attacks on Women's Health
- Crisis Pregnancy Centers
- Racist, Anti-Choice Billboards
- Local Attempts to Limit Abortion Coverage and Women's Health Funding
- Local Support for Coverage for Comprehensive Reproductive Healthcare
Modeled on the 2008 National Summit, the National Institute for Reproductive Health supported four Regional Summits in 2009 that brought together advocates and public officials to discuss improving reproductive health policies and programs in their cities, counties and regions.