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President & CEO Message

Dear Friends,

It was great to see many of you at Oheka Castle last week for A Night for Our Rights. It is always encouraging for our team to see a room full of people who proudly support the work we do. It’s a reminder to all of us that we are in the fight for sexual and reproductive rights together.

We recently released our 2023 Year in Review, which highlights the accomplishments of our organization. We are proud to have served over 27,000 patients in the first full year since Roe v. Wade was overturned. We continue to show up every day to provide STI tests, abortion care, vasectomies, prenatal care, gender-affirming care, breast exams, HIV testing, prevention, and initial treatment, and much more to those who need it, no matter what.

If you want to show your support for high-quality, compassionate health care, we would love to see you at Making Waves: PPHP’s Hamptons Benefit on Saturday, June 1. Join us for an evening on the beach with dancing and a bonfire alongside fellow reproductive rights advocates. We will be honoring Toni Ross with the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Legacy Award, in recognition of how she has fought tirelessly to protect the right to abortion, to increase access to sexual and reproductive care, and to empower individuals to determine their own sexual health and reproductive futures.

Thank you for your continued support of PPHP. Our movement is stronger with you in it.

In this together,

Vincent Russell
President & CEO

Health Care: Mobile Health Center Hits the Road 

Through our mobile health centers, PPHP is bringing vital health care to more patients, especially community members for whom travel is a barrier to accessing care.

Last month, our East Mobile Health Center began its partnerships with several local community organizations to bring health care services directly to those who may not be able to travel to our brick-and-mortar centers. Out-of-pocket costs for patients referred to us by Hamptons Community Outreach and OLA of Eastern Long Island will be covered thanks to a generous donor contribution.

The mobile health center has two exam rooms and offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health care services, including birth control, emergency contraception, STI testing and treatment, gender-affirming care, annual wellness exams, PrEP and PEP for HIV prevention, HIV testing and initial treatment, medication abortion, and more. No appointments are needed to receive services.

We are thrilled to be continuing our mission to bringing compassionate sexual and reproductive health care services to all community members, no matter what.

For more information about our health services, visit pphp.org or call 800-230-PLAN.

Education: In the Community with E&T

Our Education & Training (E&T) team has created new partnerships in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) community, providing programming at IGHL in Suffolk County and Rockland BOCES. Our team is committed to creating and facilitating age and developmentally appropriate sexual and reproductive health across the four counties we serve. Providing education and training to the I/DD community is pivotal to reaching our goal of bringing comprehensive sexual health education to all people in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Suffolk counties.

Our team also spent much of the last month tabling community events. We have attended events such as town halls, resource and transition fairs, health fairs, and many more. While we happily supply information, fun swag, and gifts, learning how we can improve and continue to support our local communities is arguably the best part. Coming up next month, we will be attending Pride events across our four counties. You can see the full list of events here. If you see us, please say hello!

If there is a local event that you would like PPHP to attend, please reach out to us and we will endeavor to be there. To get in touch and learn more about our education and training programs visit Education & Training | Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc.

Advocacy & Government Relations: In-Person Activist Opportunities

The sun is out, and so are our activists! In the coming weeks, we have several opportunities to get involved with PPHP in-person. From letter writing, to text and phone banking, to assembly lines, to marching, we have something for everyone’s activist talents!

Plus, save the date! The weekend of July 12-14, we'll be hitting the streets to educate community members about the essential details of the NY Equal Rights Amendment, so that everyone can be part of this movement. Shifts available in each of our regions! More information here.

Westchester County

  • Safer Sex Kit Packing Event, Monday, May 20, 6 p.m., White Plains
    • We need your help packing safer sex kits for upcoming community events. These kits will have a variety of barrier methods and health information to ensure individuals are empowered to support their health and well-being.
  • EMTALA Volunteer Action Night, Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m., White Plains
    • Come learn about the EMTALA Supreme Court Case and take action by writing letters to your NYS Senators and Assembly members to demand they protect care in emergency rooms in New York!
  • Phone Bank for the Equal Rights Amendment, Monday, June 24, 6 p.m., White Plains
    • Join the NY ERA Phone Bank to call Planned Parenthood supporters, like you, and ask them to become an Equal Rights Amendment volunteer.

Suffolk County  

  • Patchogue Pride, Sunday, June 9, 2024, Line-up at 11 a.m.
    • We will have hats, signs, swag, fans, buttons, and stickers for you to represent Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic in the Patchogue Pride Parade! People of all ages are welcome.
  • Phone Bank for the Equal Rights Amendment, Monday, July 1, 6 p.m., Smithtown
    • Join the NY ERA Phone Bank to call Planned Parenthood supporters, like you, and ask them to become an Equal Rights Amendment volunteer.

Come Join the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Team! 

PPHP has employment opportunities in our health centers and administrative offices.

If you’re interested in working for a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care and a trusted source for education and advocacy, apply to work at PPHP today. You can learn more about open positions and working at PPHP here.

Mark Your Calendars

Be sure to mark your calendars and share these events with your friends and family.

Safer Sex Kit Packing Event
Monday, May 20 
White Plains, NY 
More information here

EMTALA Volunteer Action Night
Wednesday, May 29
White Plains, NY 
More information here

Destigmatizing Abortion Training for Clergy Members
Thursday, May 30
More information here

Making Waves: PPHP’s Hamptons Benefit
Saturday, June 1
The Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club
More information here

Flights for Our Rights
Friday, June 14 
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford 
More information here

June Pride Events
Multiple dates and locations 
More information here

ERA Phone/Text Banks and Canvassing
Multiple dates and locations

More information here

PPHP's Wine Tasting
Sunday, September 8

The Old Field Club, East Setauket
More information to come

For more information, visit our Calendar of Events. We look forward to seeing you!

You can continue to make Care. No Matter What. possible!

A monthly gift to PPHP ensures security for patients in your local communities. Consider joining our Monthly Giving Program today at www.pphp.org/donatetoday.

Double your impact! Does your employer have a matching gift program?  Check with your Human Resources Department to find out. For questions, contact the Development Department at [email protected].

Committed to safeguarding the future of reproductive health care? Consider leaving a legacy gift to PPHP in your will.  Please contact the Development Department at [email protected].

Do you have a little bit of time to get more involved? Visit www.pphp.org for ways you can help.

In Case You Missed It

PPHP in the News:

Planned Parenthood Mobile Unit To Stop In Bridgehampton | Southampton, NY Patch

Additional News:

States with abortion bans saw greater drops in medical school graduates applying for residencies | AP News

Major study of cancer in Black women launches in 20 states (nbcnews.com)

US maternal mortality rates fell in 2022 after 3 years of increases: CDC - ABC News (go.com)



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