About Family Planning Elevated
A Statewide Contraceptive InitiativeFamily Planning Elevated expands access to contraceptive education, training, and capacity-building for Utah health care centers and providers in an effort to improve equitable, person-centered, comprehensive contraceptive services across the state of Utah. We're helping uninsured, underinsured, and undocumented Utahns get the methods they want, without cost or distance being a barrier.
Family Planning Elevated Contraceptive Access Program (FPE CAP)
Family Planning Elevated partners with federally qualified health centers, county health departments, and rural clinics to increase access to contraceptive care and methods without out-of-pocket costs for uninsured clients.
Creating & Celebrating Families
We recognize that families are diverse and all families deserve celebration. Family Planning Elevated is committed to helping all Utahns achieve their family planning goals.
We offer no-cost contraceptive services for Utahns who hope to prevent a pregnancy. And we offer resources and referrals for those who are ready to start or grow their family.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re on a mission to expand contraceptive access to 21,000 Utahns by the end of 2021.
Over 100,000 Utahns are falling in a contraceptive coverage gap. They aren’t eligible for Medicaid and they can’t afford private insurance. Utahns who are uninsured or undocumented face economic and geographic barriers to accessing comprehensive, person-centered contraceptive care. Every day, we work to change that. Because we believe every Utahn has the right to decide if and when they want to become pregnant.
Family Planning Elevated is the younger, albeit bigger, sibling of the HER Salt Lake Contraceptive Initiative. From 2016 to 2017, HER Salt Lake provided 7,402 individuals in Salt Lake County with any contraceptive method they wanted, without cost. One thing became very clear – there is a significant contraceptive coverage gap in Utah, and a sustainable, statewide solution was necessary. With HER Salt Lake’s successes and lessons learned in mind, we designed Family Planning Elevated.
Our Team & Contact Information
Caitlin Quade, MPH
Caitlin Quade serves as Program Director for Family Planning Elevated, bringing nearly a decade of experience in international and domestic contraceptive access work.
Caitlin oversees technical training and program implementation across the FPE CAP network of 27 community clinics in Utah. She is thrilled to be able to combine her background in health care provider training with her passion for reproductive autonomy by facilitating person-centered contraceptive counseling trainings for FPE CAP clinics and partners.
Caitlin’s pronouns: she/her
David Turok, MD, MPH
David Turok completed training in family medicine at Brown University and Ob/Gyn at the University of Utah. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah where he directs the Family Planning Division. He also serves as the Director of Surgical Services at Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. He runs the multidisciplinary Family Planning Research Group at the University whose current focus is the HER Salt Lake Contraceptive Initiative. This community-wide collaboration with Planned Parenthood Association of Utah prospectively tracks social and health outcomes for 4,400 women in Salt Lake County who received no-cost contraceptive care. This program expanded to the state-wide contraceptive initiative, Family Planning Elevated. He is the principal investigator of several NIH, industry, and foundation grants overcoming barriers to contraception and developing new contraceptive methods. His local and national research mentoring efforts are supported by a NIH mid-career research and mentoring award.
Dave’s pronouns: he/him
Rebecca Simmons, PhD, MPH
Rebecca is a public health scientist with expertise in evaluating implementation interventions around sexual and reproductive health, in both domestic and global settings. She oversees the evaluation of Family Planning Elevated and is passionate about ensuring that FPE measures, reports, and disseminates the program’s results to partners and the community. In addition to directing evaluation efforts for FPE, Dr. Simmons conducts research assessing how contraceptive use and needs change over the life course. She is also involved in research on fertility-awareness based methods.
Rebecca’s pronouns: she/her
Jessica Sanders, PhD, MSPH
Dr. Jessica Sanders is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She serves as the Director of Family Planning Research and the Policy Director for Family Planning Elevated. Dr. Sanders received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Utah with an emphasis in reproductive epidemiology and Women’s Health. In recent years, Jessica has devoted much of her time to ensuring that research is used to inform and promote evidence-based policy in Utah and beyond. Dr. Sanders approaches contraceptive access through a public health lens, advocating for the full range of reproductive health options through interdisciplinary academic and clinical research to ensure an evidence-based and person-centered approach to education, policy and clinical care.
Jessica’s pronouns: she/her
Maddy received her Bachelors degree in Public Health from the University of Rochester and serves as the Administrative Manager for Family Planning Elevated. As Administrative Manager, Maddy manages the day-to-day operations of Family Planning Elevated, communications and marketing, as well as the billing and reimbursement protocol for FPE’s Contraceptive Access Program (FPE CAP). Maddy is passionate about finding a long-term sustainable solution to helping individuals get the contraceptive care they want with out cost or distance being a barrier.
Maddy’s pronouns: she/her
Alexandra Gero, MPH
Alex Gero is a Research Associate and is part of the Family Planning Elevated Evaluation team. She received her Master in Public Health from Boston University with a focus in epidemiology. Alex puts her passion for public health surveillance to good use at FPE by managing the collection and analysis of FPE clinic data. With the rest of the evaluation team, she also designs and implements surveys meant to capture the knowledge and experience of a broad range of community partners involved with FPE.
Alex’s pronouns: she/her
Jessica Lewis-Caporal, DNP
Clinical Training Specialist
Jessica Lewis-Caporal, DNP is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in family planning at the University of Utah. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and will act as a community resource and provide clinician training and support as part of the Family Planning Elevated Program.
Jessica’s pronouns: she/her
Jami Baayd, MSPH
Jami Baayd is a public health researcher whose passion is studying disparities in sexual, reproductive and maternal health outcomes. Jami’s background is in maternal global health, where she quickly learned that she was eager to understand not only if an intervention works, but also how and why it works. It was her fascination with understanding the complexity of interventions as they unfold that drew Jami to joining FPE as the process evaluator. Jami is also the program director of the LIFT Simulation Design Lab, which conducts family planning simulation trainings with each of the FPE CAP clinical sites.
Jami’s pronouns: she/her
Rachael Hemmert, MSPH
Rachael is a Research Associate for the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at the University of Utah. Rachael has a Masters degree in Public Health and a Bachelors degree in Geography. Her research focuses on the intersection of reproductive and spatial epidemiology. Rachael uses her background in GIS (Geographic Information Science) to assess the statewide evaluation of FPE, particularly contraception access. Rachael is passionate about using evidence-based research to improve women’s health outcomes over the life course.
Rachael’s pronouns: she/her
Sarah is the Operations Manager for the Family Planning Division. She has a background and expertise in business and program operations and is studying for her Master’s in Public Health. She is passionate about equal care access and reducing barriers that exist in the State of Utah to contraceptive care.
Sarah’s Pronouns: she/her
CCI Student Leader
Indigo Mason is a student researcher studying Gender Studies and Health Society and Policy at the University of Utah Honors College. Indigo is focused on making it easier for young adults to access comprehensive sexual and reproductive care. As a CCI Student Leader, Indigo works with a team of fellow University of Utah students to host fun and informative events about sexual health topics, provide safe(r) sex supplies, and research student need for expanded access to care.
Grace’s pronouns: they/them
Reproductive Justice Community Advisory Board
Applications for RJCAB will open in March, 2020
Reproductive Justice Community Advisory Board
Family Planning Elevated established the Reproductive Justice Community Advisory Board in partnership with 20 members from diverse communities in Utah. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 year.
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Family Planning Elevated acknowledges the native peoples of Utah: the Ute; Paiute; Goshute; Shoshone; and Navajo, whose land was stolen and who experienced violence, family separation, and reproductive injustices. FPE is committed to elevating the stories of indigenous Utahns.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of our sponsors, who contribute their valuable resources to expanding access to contraceptive care within the state of Utah.
- Arnold Ventures
- An Anonymous Foundation
- The Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation
We appreciate the support from pharmaceutical companies who make it possible to provide no-cost long-acting reversible contraception to Utahns.
We thank the following donors dedicated to the health and well being of the people of Utah. Their support of non-profit organizations addresses the needs and opportunities in the areas of science, education, social causes and health care.
- Stephen G and Susan E Denkers Family Foundation
- Willard L Eccles Foundation
- The Forthcoming Foundation
- Numerous individual donors
We are proud to work with a number of community partners who are committed to ensuring access to contraceptive care within the state of Utah.
- Midtown Community Health Center
- Utah Partners for Health
- Community Health Centers, Inc.
- Wasatch County Health Department
- Summit County Health Department
- Eastern Utah Women’s Health
- Carbon Medical Service Association
- Family Healthcare
- Planned Parenthood Association of Utah
- Take Care Utah
- University of Utah College of Nursing
- Association for Utah Community Health
- Utah Reproductive Justice Community Advisory Board
- BWP Communications