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How we work

Upstream partners with hospital systems, state and local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Planned Parenthoods, community agencies and more across the nation. We provide patient-centered CME/CEU-eligible training to staff and clinicans on evidence-based contraceptive counseling and offer workflow assistance that increases single-visit access to all contraception methods.

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Our benefits

Upstream is transforming health care so that the full range of contraceptive options are available to all patients wherever they access care. Here are just a few of the benefits of partnering with us. 

Our partners’ patients receive patient-centered care, free from coercion. Thanks to that, 94% of patients report making a birth control choice of their own or with some input from clinical staff (i.e., shared decision making), and  92% of patients who report receiving enough info to make the best decision about birth control. 

Clinical and support staff at partner organizations also report feeling more confident in providing patient-centered contraceptive care following Upstream’s training. As well, 93% of Clinicians and 95% of Support Staff agreed or strongly agreed that their knowledge or skills have increased due to the Upstream training.

Organizations who partner with us receive $25,000 – $50,000 in grants to help offset the cost of their staff’s time spent progressing through our training and practice transformation work. 

Our dedicated Upstream team tailors our training and practice transformation work to fit your busy schedules and technology capabilities – ensuring a cohesive experience for the whole team that is minimally disruptive to your daily appointments and where time is spent on areas where support is most valuable. 

Our training is CME-accredited which means your clinical and support staff can receive credits towards their professional development goals, while learning alongside health care professionals from across the country. 

Our partnership values

We meet every partner organization where they are, working together to improve contraceptive care. We tailor aspects of our practice transformation model to our partners’ specific needs and wants, making sure that our training and interventions are seamlessly integrated into their organizational processes and culture.

We prioritize the patient experience

We meet every partner where they are

We give our partners the resources they need for sustained practice transformation

Our interventions are timely and efficient

We create sustainable results

Where we work

We provide comprehensive training and practice transformation interventions to health centers across the U.S. to ensure all patients have access to the birth control method of their choice. We have partnered with organizations in Delaware, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington to name a few, and the list continues to grow.

In Delaware, we launched Delaware Contraceptive Access Now (DE CAN) is a public-private partnership between the state of Delaware, Upstream, health centers and community organizations across Delaware. We provide training and practice transformation interventions to our health center partners, ensuring all patients have access to the full range of birth control methods in a single visit. More than 180 health centers and social service agencies across Delaware received Upstream’s training and interventions.

Three years into the partnership, Delaware saw a 24% decrease in unplanned pregnancies among Title X patients ages 20-39, and 98% of our partners’ patients reported that they did not feel pressured to choose a certain contraceptive method.

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Upstream is leading a statewide initiative across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to expand access to the full range of contraceptive methods. Through generous support from Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), Upstream is partnering with health centers across the state to deliver training and technical assistance aimed at removing barriers to contraceptive care. In a state where 45% of pregnancies are unplanned, Upstream is bringing our training and interventions to over 35 health centers in an effort to bring patient-centered, non-coercive contraceptive care to over 250,000 patients of reproductive age.

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Upstream North Carolina is a multi-year initiative launched by Upstream USA to ensure all patients in North Carolina, where 43% of pregnancies are unintended, have access to the full range of birth control methods in a single visit by providing training and supportive interventions to health centers. We recognize the horrific history of eugenics in North Carolina and understand the importance of ensuring a system of care that supports patient autonomy. Our work focuses on training providers in over 40 participating agencies to offer patient-centered, non-coercive contraceptive care and health equity across our programming.

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Upstream Washington is a multi-year partnership with the State of Washington, a state where 35% of pregnancies are unintended, to ensure all patients have access to the full range of birth control methods in a single visit by providing training and supportive interventions to health centers. We work with health care providers of all types, including hospitals, family planning agencies, local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Tribal and IHS providers, rural health centers and more to reduce barriers preventing patients from accessing the same-day birth control method of their choice.

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We offer our evidence-based training and practice transformation to healthcare partners across the nation. Our patient-centered supports include:

  • A virtual CME-accredited training for licensed and non-licensed staff that is tailored to your needs
  • Customized supportive interventions to improve workflow, stocking, billing, and more
  • Award-winning patient education materials, industry-leading data solutions, and financial resources to help offset the time spent doing this practice transformation

Partner with us.

Ready to upstreamit?

Upstream is now offering its evidence based training and support interventions to healthcare centers across the U.S. Our patient-centered practice transformation work includes:

  • A dynamic, virtual, CME-accredited training for clinician and support staff,
  • Working with your staff to improve workflow, stocking, billing, and more
  • Award-winning patient education materials, industry-leading data solutions, and financial resources to help offset time spent on practice change

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