A Statewide Contraceptive Initiative

Family 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: hello@fpeutah.org

Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

http://www.hersaltlake.org/

Our Team & Contact Information

Caitlin Quade, MPH

Program Director

caitlin.quade@hsc.utah.edu

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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

Medical Director

david.turok@hsc.utah.edu

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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

Evaluation Director

rebecca.simmons@hsc.utah.edu

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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

Policy Director

jessica.sanders@hsc.utah.edu

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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

Madeline Mullholand

Communications Manager

madeline.mullholand@hsc.utah.edu

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Maddy received her Bachelors degree in Public Health from the University of Rochester and serves as the Administrative Manager for Family Planning Elevated. As Communications Manager, Maddy oversees communications, media campaigns, marketing, and the internship program for FPE and the Family Planning Division. 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

Research Associate

alexandra.gero@hsc.utah.edu

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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@hsc.utah.edu

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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

Research Associate

jami.baayd@nurs.utah.edu

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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

Erica Torres

Project Facilitator

erica.torres@hsc.utah.edu

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Erica received her Bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of Utah and serves as the Project Facilitator for Family Planning Elevated. As Project Facilitator, Erica manages the day-to-day operations of Family Planning Elevated, the billing and reimbursement protocol for FPE’s Contraceptive Access Program (FPE CAP), and event management for FPE’s Contraceptive Education and Training Conferences. Erica is passionate about serving and advocating for supportive policies for acceptance and implementation of family planning interventions

Erica’s pronouns: she/her

Sarah Elliott

Operations Manager

sarah.elliott@hsc.utah.edu

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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

Indigo Mason

CCI Student Leader

indigo.mason@utah.edu

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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.

Indigo’s pronouns: they/them

Reproductive Justice Community Advisory Board

Applications for RJCAB will open in March, 2020

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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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Policy

FPE is committed to expanding access to high-quality comprehensive contraceptive care and State and National policy can (positively or negatively) impact that access.

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Land Acknowledgement

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.

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