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President & CEO Message

Dear Friends,

I hope you had an enjoyable summer. I know we have been busy at PPHP, providing sexual and reproductive health care, providing education and training programs, and engaging activists, particularly related to abortion access.

On behalf of everyone at PPHP I extend our deepest appreciation to everyone who supported our Summer Benefit on September 10 and helped raise more than $212,000 for our health care services, education programs, and advocacy efforts in Suffolk County. During the event, we honored Ida and Robert Gordon and Roberta Gordon with the PPHP Impact Award for their decades of support of PPHP.

As you know, Election Day is November 8. Offices on the ballot include Congressional, New York Governor, New York Lt. Governor, New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, and local elections. It is important you are registered to vote to ensure your voice is heard. The deadline to register in New York is October 14. To check your registration status, visit https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/. If you need to register or update your registration, visit https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application.

Thank you for your continued support of PPHP. We could not do this work without you. To get the latest information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to learn what is happening at PPHP and issues related to sexual and reproductive health care. Please share our posts so your friends and family stay informed as well.

In this together,

Vincent Russell
President & CEO

CenteringPregnancy Program Now Available at PPHP

We are proud to announce PPHP now offers CenteringPregnancy as an option of care for prenatal patients. CenteringPregnancy is a unique style of prenatal care in a group setting. Its aim is to build a community that empowers pregnant people to be actively involved in their own care and equips them to make healthy choices throughout their pregnancy and beyond.

Expectant patients meet for 10 sessions with a CenteringPregnancy clinician (doctor, midwife, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant) and group of up to 10 other pregnant people who are due around the same time. At each prenatal visit pregnant patients have one-on-one time with their CenteringPregnancy clinician to have their baby checked and to discuss any private concerns. This one-on-one time will replace their regular prenatal appointment. The remaining time is used to talk about pregnancy issues that are relevant to the group, such as exercise, nutrition, reducing stress, signs of labor, breastfeeding, new baby care, and after delivery issues.

PPHP is one of eight Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country to offer prenatal care and the first and only to offer CenteringPregnancy.

For more information about CenteringPregnancy, please visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-hudson-peconic/patient-resources/prenatal-care.

Education Programs Continued Through the Summer

This summer, our Education and Training team attended community events, distributed sexual and reproductive health information and answered questions from community members. We also provided education programs to young people and adults in the four counties we serve.

We continued to facilitate our sex education programming with a focus on enrichment programs through summer camps. In Suffolk County, the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) team ran a summer camp at the Boys and Girls Club and provided programming at Camp Gah’avah, a Jewish LGTBQ day camp. We also provided enrichment programming in Westchester County at summer camps and a youth correctional facility.  By summer’s end our team delivered a total of 390 programs reaching 2,572 young people and attended 30 outreach events reaching an additional 2,996 individuals. Our team also reached a total of 1,294 people through 22 education and outreach programs in Spanish and 43 programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, reaching a total 109 people.

Our Education and Training team’s commitment to relationship building resulted in providing professional development training to the Boys and Girls Club in Bellport and Long Island Against Domestic Violence to assist their staff with creating LGBTQ-friendly spaces, discussing sex and gender, teen dating violence, and how they can help their youth access all the services PPHP offers.

Additionally, our team partnered with our Public Affairs team to continue advocating for comprehensive sexual education in New York State and we attended in three meetings with the Board of Regents, Office of Child and Family Services, and the AIDS Institute. We are excited to continue to advocate for this important curriculum across the state to ensure all young people have the information they need to make the best decisions for their bodies.

We are looking forward to returning to classrooms this fall and educating young people about sexual and reproductive health. To learn more about our Education and Training programs, please visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-hudson-peconic/local-education-training.

Attending or Planning to Attend College in a State with Abortion Restrictions?

Are you planning to attend school in an abortion restricted state? Do you know someone who is headed to school in an area without abortion rights? 

Get prepared by joining us virtually on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. for Preparing Your Health for Campus: What to think about when you or a loved one is going to school in an abortion restricted state 

At this session we will cover:

  • how to find the policies in your new state;
  • abortion access and Monkeypox prevention on campus;
  • how to be prepared while packing or sending care to a loved one; and
  • how to get involved in advocacy in your campus community.

Join us to help you or your loved ones prepare for college in an abortion-restricted campus. To register, visit https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/a/pphp-preparing-your-health-campus-sept27.

Mark Your Calendars

Our final fundraising event is coming up! Be sure to mark your calendars and check your email for more details and ticket and sponsorship opportunities.

The Empower Gala
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

The Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center, Tarrytown
Keynote Speaker Dr. Jamila Perritt, President & CEO, Physicians for Reproductive Health
Honoring The Tenney Family

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

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Newsweek: STDs in U.S. Surged in 2021 by Largest Amount Since Truman Administration

Axios: Uninsured sexual assault survivors billed thousands for care, study shows


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