Making contraceptive care accessible and equitable.

Since 2014, Upstream has helped 100+ health centers make family planning a standard part of primary care.

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How We Work

We provide patient-centered training and technical assistance to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), hospital systems, state and local health departments, and more – all at no cost to our partners.

  • An engaging learning experience with flexible scheduling options and virtual classrooms 
  • Content developed by practicing clinicians and brought to life by instructional designers 
  • Medically accurate information on all methods, including clinical IUD practicum
  • Up to 7.5 CME/CE contact hours
  • Access to contraceptive protocols that increases single-visit access to all methods
  • Customized billing and coding guides for financial and clinical staff 
  • Assistance with contraceptive stocking and supplies
  • Support for integrating pregnancy intention screening questions into care and EMRs
  • High-quality patient education materials in multiple languages
  • Training includes patient-centered education techniques, how to identify and address bias, and the history of reproductive coercion in the U.S.
  • Shared Decision Making model allows patients and providers to make healthcare decisions together
  • Patient surveys to understand patient experience of care quality
  • Pre- and post-training surveys to measure staff and clinicians knowledge
  • Complimentary access to specialized data partners for unique care delivery insights

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Let’s connect! We can work with you and your team to determine the best way to provide our free, evidence-based training and technical assistance to your organization.

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Benefits of Partnering with Us

We support our partners in offering the best contraceptive care to their patients – so that every patient leaves feeling respected, well-informed, and that their needs have been met.

Our program comes with $25,000 – $50,000 grants to help offset the cost of staff time spent on the program.

Our dedicated Upstream team tailors our program to fit your busy schedules and technology capabilities – ensuring a cohesive experience for the whole team, and time spent on areas where support is most valuable.

Our training is CME-accredited, and often a highlight for our partners. Your staff can receive credits towards their professional development goals, while learning alongside health care professionals from across the country. 

Providers increasingly document patients’ reproductive health goals as part of routine screening

PISQ adoption chart

This chart shows the percentage of unduplicated patients aged 15-44 with a Pregnancy Intention Screening Question (PISQ) response documented in a dedicated EHR field over a 12-month period prior to and following Upstream engagement. Because reporting varied slightly by agency, results are not comparable across agencies.

Data extracted from health center EHRs and analyzed by a third party

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Upstream is on a trajectory to reach health centers that serve more than 1 million patients annually across the U.S. To date, we have partnered with health centers across Delaware, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington

We can work with you and your team to determine the best way to provide our free, evidence-based training and technical assistance to your organization.

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