Getting upstream of poverty and domestic violence means ensuring our neighbors have the tools and resources to determine their own future. Extraordinarily high rates of teen pregnancy tell us that we have to advocate powerfully here in Okanogan county to ensure women, youth, and families can control their own reproductive health. Without access to contraception and effective family planning services, we are fighting an uphill battle against health inequities in our community.
Because good policy is essential to good health, this year Room One is growing its advocacy muscle. In the next year, Room One is going to stay close to the national and state conversation on reproductive health care, advocate for our neighbors to have the health care they need, and, if you’re interested, call on you for support.
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