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About Us

The Reproductive Health Access Network is a national movement of primary care clinicians focused on protecting and expanding access to abortion, contraception, and early pregnancy loss care in their communities and across the country. 

The Network pulls together 4,000 primary care clinicians in 48 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada to come together virtually and in-person to engage in advocacy, clinical training, and peer support. We organize nationally, through online listserves and in-person meetings at national and regional conferences and locally/statewide through the Cluster structure. The Network is open to any and all primary care clinicians, including, but not limited to: family physicians and residents, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, adolescent medicine and pediatrics, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and others.

Much of the Network’s core organizing work is done through our local networks, called Clusters. These state-based groups meet two to four times a year and are led by strong local reproductive health care champions. The Clusters aim to:

  • Build connections among pro-choice primary care clinicians living in the same area, and create spaces for peer-to-peer support, clinical discussion, and training.
  • Support clinicians to organize within their professional medical organizations, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, in order to ensure that teaching and advocating for reproductive health care are organizational priorities.
  • Support the integration of comprehensive reproductive health care, specifically contraception, miscarriage, and abortion care, into new sites and practices.
  • Encourage clinician participation in advocacy and leadership development
  • Partner with state and local reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations to collaboratively advocate for protecting and expanding access to care, especially abortion care.

We also have an online Cluster for Internal Medicine clinicians.

More questions? Reach out to our National Organizer at laura@reproductiveaccess.org.

Our Team

Dalia Brahmi, MD, MPH

Regional Clinical Network Leader 

Dr. Brahmi is a family physician and global reproductive health specialist. She worked at a refugee health clinic at San Franciscio General Hospital and conducted asylum evaluation for survivors of torture. At the World Health Organization, she reviewed scientific evidence on abortion and contraception that contributed to the CDC’s Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and the WHO’s Safe Abortion Guidance. Dr. Brahmi has experience incorporating comprehensive reproductive health services into primary health clinics, and has trained clinicians in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. As the associate medical director of Ipas, Dr. Brahmi worked to reduce maternal mortality from unsafe abortion and advocate for reproductive rights. She travels internationally as a consultant with NGOs providing technical assistance in reproductive health and trains residents and students at Planned Parenthood in abortion care. Dr. Brahmi is active in advocacy and education efforts with the Reproductive Health Access Project and the NC Academy of Family Physicians.

Hailey Broughton-Jones, BA

Organizer

Hailey identifies her 2014 internship with the Reproductive Health Access Project as igniting her interest in reproductive health advocacy. She earned her B.A. in African American Studies from Wesleyan University. Hailey’s understanding of reproductive justice grew with her on-campus organizing. At Wesleyan she helped organize the Black Student Union, volunteered for Clinic Escorts, a student group partnered with NARAL Pro-Choice CT, and completed an undergraduate thesis on Black southern networks that facilitated access to abortion care before and after Roe v. Wade. Hailey joined the Reproductive Health Access Project in August 2018. She is particularly committed to fostering coalitions within reproductive health, rights, and justice fields to address systematic reproductive oppression in marginalized communities.

Vishu Chandrasekhar 

Network Program Intern 

Vishu first interned with the Reproductive Health Access Project through the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC). She is excited to continue working with RHAP as the Network Program Intern. Vishu is a sophomore studying political science and sociology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She’s passionate about dismantling the racial injustices in our health system and making reproductive care accessible and inclusive for all. Vishu’s serves on the executive board of the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative and CWRU Mock Trial, is a Social Justice Institute Scholar, and a facilitator for the Emerging Leaders Program. Vishu also enjoys sneakers, comic books, and pursuing the elusive goal of completing the Saturday New York Times crossword.

Laura Riker, MSSW

National Organizer 

Laura began working with the Reproductive Health Access Project in 2014 as a second-year social work intern. Her interest in reproductive justice began as a Woman’s Studies major during her undergraduate years at Vassar College, where she interned at Planned Parenthood. She later volunteered as a counselor for Exhale’s after-abortion talkline, and after completing an internship at a large community health center, she decided to focus on reproductive health advocacy. Laura has previously worked in interpersonal violence prevention and alternatives to incarceration programs. She received her Master of Social Work from Columbia University, where she studied Social Enterprise Administration & Management.

Lily Trotta, BS

Organizing Associate 

Lily Trotta earned her B.S. in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where she also minored in Creative Writing. Her introduction to advocacy was sparked by her time in the service industry, where rampant issues of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexuality, race, and immigration status prompted a desire to inform and represent her peers in a more effective way. Coming from a background in event booking and customer service, Lily is committed to providing excellent support to the Reproductive Health Access Network.

Linda Prine, MD

Medical Director 

Linda Prine, one of the founders of the Reproductive Health Access Project, is a family physician on the faculty of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Prine also works per diem for Planned Parenthood, New York City as an abortion provider and a trainer to other family medicine faculty and residents. Dr. Prine has presented at numerous grand rounds around the country, at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and American Public Health Association conferences, and at American Academy Family Physician meetings on topics in women’s reproductive health. She has also published numerous academic articles and research papers on women’s reproductive health. Dr. Prine graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center’s Residency Program in Social Medicine. She completed a faculty development fellowship at the Institute for Urban Family Health and a mini-fellowship in Reproductive Health at Rochester University Department of Family Medicine. She is board certified in family medicine and currently serves as the President of the New York City County chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Silpa Srinivasulu, MPH

Research and Evaluation Manager

Silpa Srinivasulu, MPH is a public health researcher and practitioner with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She previously worked as a Program Manager with the Institute for Family Health where she managed the Hands-on Reproductive Training (HaRT) Center, a project to increase the availability of comprehensive family planning services in New York City. While in graduate school, she participated in community-based participatory research to explore the experiences of patients and primary care providers in asking and responding to pregnancy intention screening questions. Her work has been published in a range of scientific journals including Contraception, Family Practice, Women’s Health Issues, and Progress in Community Health Partnerships. Silpa served as a Community Health Specialist with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic where she trained and mentored networks of community health promoters providing primary care and sexual education to families, schools, and youth. She is committed to incorporating a reproductive justice framework into her work, to ensure all people have access to high-quality and dignified sexual and reproductive health education, services, and care. Silpa earned her MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, with a certificate in Public Health Research Methods.

About the Reproductive Health Access Project:

The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is a national nonprofit organization that works directly with primary care providers, helping them integrate abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care into their practices so that everyone can receive this essential health care from their own primary care clinicians.

 

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