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INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) announced today an agreement signed to create a strategic alliance with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK). This alliance will strengthen Planned Parenthood’s mission to deliver quality reproductive health care, education, and advocacy in the six states the organizations now serve.

In early 2018, the two organizations began engaging in conversations on how to better serve the patients of both entities and explore new ways to expand on Planned Parenthood’s mission across PPGNHI and PPINK’s regions. After a due diligence review, the board of directors of both organizations voted to enter into this alliance earlier this week.

Statement from Christine Charbonneau, CEO of PPGNHI & PPINK:

“Each year, Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country undergo changes as part of a normal process of evaluating and enhancing efficient health care delivery for patients – as do health care providers of all kinds.

“In a shifting health care landscape, both organizations are taking a thoughtful approach to integration and innovation by entering into a strategic alliance, whereby PPGNHI will become the parent organization of PPINK. This alliance will strengthen Planned Parenthood’s ability to continue to provide access to high-quality health care, promote comprehensive, inclusive sex education, and advocate for reproductive rights in both states for years to come.

“PPINK has been a leader in the reproductive rights movement in a particularly challenging political environment in the Midwest under the leadership of former CEO Christie Gillespie. We are grateful for Christie’s role in helping secure PPINK’s future and are excited to build upon that work as our organizations continue to fight for the mission of Planned Parenthood.”

Through this alliance, these two Planned Parenthood affiliated entities will operate 45 health centers combined across Indiana, Kentucky, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and western Washington. Collectively, the organizations will serve over 164,000 patients each year with comprehensive, inclusive sexual and reproductive health care.

The top priority for each organization is to deliver timely, affordable, and expert health care and education to the patients and communities Planned Parenthood serves. With a commitment to a shared mission, this alliance will allow both organizations to share expertise and best practices, streamline processes, expand professional development opportunities for employees, and consolidate resources in order to improve experiences for the patients and staff of both entities.