5/12/2021

 

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In This Issue...

  1. Black Disabled Moms  5. CIAC Award/Alli    9. Accountability/SRHR  13. Service Corps
  2. Black Maternal Health  6. Inclusive Sex Ed 10. Coding & Billing          14. Job Openings
  3. Home Visits/Postnatal  7. Yoga w/Cats         11. Vaccine & RH        
  4. Thank You from Us!      8. SFPRF Opps        12. ReproJobs Survey  


(Source: The Nation, May 7, 2021)
Check out all installments in the OppArt series. 

Black disabled mothers deserve to be seen, especially on Mother’s Day

Ableism, misogynoir, and toxic narratives about parenthood can threaten Black disabled mothers’ parental rights.

"Dr. Morénike Giwa Onaiwu is an educator and advocate who focuses on disability justice. Despite being the mother of three sons and three daughters ranging from elementary school age to college age, she still remembers the condescension and disbelief of medical staff when she wanted to become pregnant.

“I was admonished by one doctor about how ‘irresponsible’ it was for me to become pregnant ‘given my circumstances,’” Onaiwu said. “So apparently you have to check off a certain number of boxes to be deemed as ‘qualified’ to parent? I don’t see non-disabled parents being subjected to that standard. It’s ridiculous.”

When Simmons requested being screened for polycystic ovary syndrome, one of her doctors gave her unsolicited advice about her desire to have a child.

“He told me that being pregnant wouldn’t be a good idea because I’m in a wheelchair and fat,” she said."

That was from Vilissa Thompson's piece, posted last week on PRISM. She includes the stories of disabled folks and the discriminatory and inhumane treatment they faced to become parents.

One of the mamas -- Heather Watkins -- said, “Mother’s Day is special to me because it’s a dedicated day of focus, even though I personally feel like everyday is Mother’s Day and a reason to celebrate.” Amen to that.

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Op-Ed: How to change an American medical system that harms Black maternal health

"The dire statistics showing premature death and severe morbidity experienced by Black people are proof that the current systems that provide health services, education, research and policy are not working and need to be remade.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further laid bare the many flaws in these systems that need reimagining and re-conceptualizing. First and foremost, hospitals, healthcare institutions and, more specifically, places where people give birth have been ground zero for harm. Birth is an episodic event, and many forget that during the nine months that precede birth, there are many opportunities for interventions to improve outcomes and experiences that are hampered by structural racism."

That was from an op-ed written by Karen A. Scott and Monica R. McLemore, posted on the Los Angeles Times earlier this week. The authors include information on the SACRED Birth study -- the first of its kind to "illuminate the feelings and experiences of seeking care and support while Black and pregnant during the pandemic." In addition, they suggest structural changes for improving outcomes. Find out more.

Karen A. Scott is an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at UC San Francisco and an applied epidemiologist doing research in reproductive and perinatal health, rights and justice. Monica R. McLemore is a tenured associate professor in the Family Health Care Nursing Department at UC San Francisco and a research scientist at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. 

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Missing from Biden's American Families Plan: Help for low-income parents with new babies

Home visits from nurses and other professionals would be transformative for low-income, first-time parents and pay off in better futures for their babies.

"Surprisingly, the $1.8 trillion plan seems to be missing one essential component: scaling up successful, evidence-based and thus far dreadfully underfunded early childhood interventions for low-income families. In particular, it should include programs that provide regular home visits, such as nurse-family partnerships, for low-income families beginning at birth and going up to one or two years of age.

Having a baby is one of the most stressful events in life for even the most privileged parents. For those with limited income and social supports, it can be financially and emotionally taxing. A relationship with a knowledgeable, supportive coach through pregnancy and infancy should not just be a cushy luxury for well-off mothers who can afford doulas. As an entitlement for low-income parents, it would be a transformative public policy with a high return on investment."

That was from an op-ed written by Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Amaya Diana, posted earlier this week on USA Today. The authors make a strong case for postnatal support -- see if you agree with them.

Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel (@ZekeEmanuel) is co-director of  the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "Which Country has the World’s Best Health Care?" Amaya Diana (@amayahdiana) is the research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. 

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May 6 - May 12, 2021 | Celebrating Nurses and National Nurses Week!

THANK YOUs From NSRH Staff Members!

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 Alli Mitchell, NSRH Board Secretary, First Recipient of NAF's
CIAC Student Achievement Award!

Description of CIAC Student Achievement Award:

We are so excited to announce the creation of the Clinicians in Abortion Care Student Achievement Award. Each year, starting at NAF’s 2021 Annual Meeting, this award will be given out to a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, or Physician Assistant student who has, through advocacy or training efforts, paved the way for more students and community members to pursue work in abortion care.

Another NSRH Board Member, Debbie Bamberger, nominated Alli for the award. Following is her nomination of Alli

Alli is a registered nurse who graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, with her BSN. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alli has worked as a birth and postpartum doula and a lactation intern supporting families of color and providing Spanish translation. She is a CLPP Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corp Alumni 2017 and the leader of the Nursing Students of Color Caucus of NSRH. Alli is passionate about health equity, full spectrum reproductive health and access. She is currently attending University of California, San Francisco and studying Nurse-Midwifery.

Alli is an active member of the Board of Directors of Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the secretary of the Board. Alli is passionate about abortion care and plans to provide abortion services in the future. Alli has been a vocal advocate for the anti-racism work NSRH is undertaking as an organization. I also interact with Alli as a UCSF student, when I have given lectures or workshops to her class. Although Alli is very busy with her clinical work and school work, she makes time for her abortion advocacy work and brings a wonderful enthusiasm to it. She is inspiring to other students and to those of us working in the field for decades!

It is with great pleasure that I offer this nomination of Alli!

Heartfelt congratulations to Alli! 

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 Happy School Nurse Day 2021!

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Sex Ed Often Leaves Out Queer People. Here's What To Know

Aside from leaving some queer people in a panic searching for "how to have sex" online, there are consequences when students don't receive a proper sex education. For example, lesbian and bisexual youth or those with both male and female partners experience a higher rate of unintended pregnancies when compared to their heterosexual peers.

Some sexuality educators are pushing for comprehensive sex education, which would include topics relevant to queer students, that leave behind abstinence-only and shame-based messages.

That was from Lilly Quiroz's article, posted on NPR late last month and updated a week ago. Find out what 'pushing for comprehensive sex education' looks like for some educators.

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Sat, May 15, 12-1pm CT | Beginner's Yoga (with Cats)

Get stretching on a Saturday meowning with our "feline-good" virtual yoga class!

"Start your Saturday morning off on the right paw and join us for virtual yoga! This is a free yoga event, however we are providing an option to donate when you register! All donations will benefit CatCade, a cat café and rescue organization in Chicago, IL, home of our certified yoga instructor, Caitlin Kalosky!"

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From Our Allies at the Society of Family Planning Research Fund

Announcing 2021 scholar-focused funding opportunities

"The Society of Family Planning Research Fund is committed to intentionally supporting scholars of color and cultivating new, emerging scholars. To that end, we are proud to announce the 2021 Changemakers in Family Planning and Emerging Scholars in Family Planning funding opportunities. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal or share these requests for proposals with a colleague or collaborator. Additionally, we invite you to join us to learn more about these opportunities via two informational webinars. Links to register are available below.

2021 Changemakers in Family Planning
Purpose: To provide dedicated support to researchers of color.
Awardees will receive: 20% protected time, funds for career development activities, stipends for two mentors, participation in cohort-only events, Society of Family Planning (SFP) membership dues for two years, and covered attendance at the 2021 and 2022 SFP Annual Meetings.
Deadline to apply: June 7, 2021

2021 Emerging Scholars in Family Planning
Purpose: To support trainees to establish a family planning research portfolio.
Awardees will receive: up to $7,500 to support a research project, funds to publish one open-access publication, participation in cohort-only events, SFP membership dues for the years of the award, covered attendance at the 2021 and 2022 SFP Annual Meetings, and a stipend for a mentor.
Deadline: June 7, 2021

We can only advance our ambitious vision of just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science by building and supporting an inclusive, multidisciplinary, skilled, and well-connected community of scholars. These funding opportunities are one path forward in realizing that vision.

Please be in touch with [email protected] if you have any questions about these opportunities."

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From SRHM | The First of a Series 

May 17, 9:30-11:30am ET | Accountability and sexual and reproductive health and rights research

"The first event of this series will focus on ACCOUNTABILITY and will explore the core areas that SRHR accountability research must address, including social and political contextualisation of accountability, unpacking the operations of power, the context of community driven accountability interventions and addressing marginalisation through accountability research."

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From Our Allies at BTP and NFPHRA

Billing and Coding Webinars for Abortion Care Providers

 

"This is a three-part series of webinars on billing and coding designed specifically for staff of abortion providers; however, all those working in reproductive health care are welcome to attend. Sessions will be presented by Amanda Kimber, MPA, CPC, COBGC—Senior Director, Service Delivery Improvement at NFPHRA—and Mike Policar, MD, MPH.

 

Part 1: Hot Topics in Coding in 2021: Evaluation & Management (E/M) Coding Changes and Coding for Telehealth Services
Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 PM Pacific / 3:00 - 4:15 PM Eastern

Part 2: Advanced Evaluation & Management (E/M) Clinical Case Studies
Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 PM Pacific / 3:00 - 4:15 PM Eastern

Part 3: Frequently Asked Medical Coding Questions from Abortion Providers
Date: Tuesday, June 22
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 PM Pacific / 3:00 - 4:15 PM Eastern

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May 27, 12pm CT | AWHONN Town Hall - Covid 19 Vaccine and Reproductive Health

"This session will address the risk of COVID-19 in pregnancy and the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce severe illness and negative consequences if exposed during pregnancy. COVID-19 vaccine side effects and safety of use during the reproductive life stages, including fertility, pregnancy, and lactation, will be discussed. Resources to reduce vaccine hesitancy will be provided. This town hall will feature a conversation facilitated by AWHONN’s Karen Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP, ANP, CNE, VP of Nursing, Education, Research, and Practice.

Pricing: Free. No nursing contact hours are available for this informational webinar. This session is limited to the first 500 attendees. A recording will be sent out to all who register for the event."

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 Take the ReproJobs Survey by May 15th!

Salaries and benefits in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements

"As you may know, in 2020, ReproJobs published the results from our first survey on salaries and benefits in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements. This year, we want to do a deeper dive into the relationship between race, ethnicity, salaries, and workplace retention in the movement.

To achieve that, we've created a survey for people working in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements within the last five years to better understand current and lowest salaries, your experience negotiating salary raises, and your workplace experiences, especially when it comes to race and money."

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Check out this new opportunity!

Planned Parenthood Student Loan Repayment Program - Service Corps

"Planned Parenthood is actively recruiting new medical providers to help care for the over two and a half million people who visit us each year. Planned Parenthood may be able to offer up to $150,000 in student loan repayments to clinicians who commit to working at a Planned Parenthood health center for up to three years. Please note this program has limited funding and will be offered to new clinical staff on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are completing your medical training as a physician, physician assistant, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner or registered nurse, consider becoming part of the Planned Parenthood team to increase access to health care, improve patient experience for our diverse patient base, reduce health disparities, and improve health outcomes. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply."

Visit this page to find out more about the program and its application guidelines/process. And good luck!

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Job Openings

       
New Listings!
 
Certified Nurse Midwife
Athens, GA
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Lafayette, IN
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Certified Nurse Midwife -- 2 Openings
Charleston, WV
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Clinic Manager
Grass Valley, CA
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Director of Community Partnerships
Washington, DC
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Director of Research Operations
New York, NY
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Engineering Project Management Consultant
Atlanta, GA
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Health Center Manager
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Licensed Practical Nurse - OB/GYN
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Policy Associate – Government Affairs
This position is currently remote due to COVID-19 but will be based in Washington, DC starting fall 2021.
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Registered Nurse PRN
Melrose Midwifery Clinic | Vanderbilt Health
Nashville, TN
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Registered Nurse -- Reproductive Health
Columbia, MD
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Registered Nurse Women's Health -- Bilingual
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Registered Nurse (Women's Health Care Manager)
Corpus Christi, TX
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Senior Program Officer
Omaha, NE
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Training Coordinator
Mission Bay (SF), Remote / Telecommute
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Vice President of Government Affairs
This position is currently remote due to COVID-19 but will be based in Washington, DC starting fall 2021.
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CASS works with independent and Planned Parenthood sites who are looking for staff across the US. Register with the project here to start working, at no cost to you, with a CASS specialist to find full time, part time, or per diem work at an abortion clinic or health center in your area.
  

  
More Great Opportunities...  
 
Advanced Practice Nurse
Las Vegas, NV
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Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
Rochester, MN
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Beverly, MA
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Springfield, TN
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Certified Nurse Midwife
New Haven, CT
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Cheshire, CT
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Certified Nurse Midwife – 2 Openings
Albany Area Primary Health Care
Albany, GA
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Salisbury, MD
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Lakewood, NJ
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Jackson, TN
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Chief Healthcare Officer
Multiple Locations
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Chief of Strategies and Campaigns
Remote – Continental USA
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Clinician -- NP or Certified Nurse Midwife, Bilingual
Skokie, IL
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Communications Director
Currently remote due to COVID-19 and, once appropriate, will be based out of either our Alexandria Headquarters or our Richmond Bureau, VA
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Data Analyst
Pittsburgh, PA
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Development Officer – Individual Giving (Bilingual English Spanish)

This is a fully remote position. The employee may work from anywhere in the United States. Some domestic and international travel (no more than 3-5 trips/year) may be required when travel and public health conditions change.
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Director of Client Services
Location is remote within North or South Carolina
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Director of Nursing
Clinic in Queens
Queens, NY
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Director of Patient Experience and Engagement
New York, NY
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Director of Public Policy, State
Washington, DC
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Director of Public Policy, US & Global
Washington, DC
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Free the Pill Project Director
Location: Preference to be based in Cambridge, MA or Oakland, CA
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Global and Field Operations Manager
Washington, DC
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Health Services Coordinator, Bilingual
Skokie, IL
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LPN, Bilingual
Kennett Square, PA
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LPN
New York, NY
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LPNs
Falls Church Healthcare Center
Washington, DC
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Mammography Tech Specialist -- Part-time
Regions Hospital
Saint Paul, MN
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Media & Communications Associate (MCA)
New York City (Office-based position)
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Medical Assistant
Jacksonville, FL
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Medical Case Manager
Philadelphia, PA
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Medical Director, Part-time
Remote and the Mission District of San Francisco
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Medical Director
Memphis, TN
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Midwifery Fellowship Coordinator
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NPs
Clinic in Queens
Queens, NY
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NPs
Part-time hours, but full-time expansion may be possible
FOLX Health
Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Georgia
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NP -- Haring Fellow
Brooklyn, NY
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NP (CRNP), Bilingual, Part-time -- Future Opening
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NP (CRNP), Bilingual -- Future Opening
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NP, CNM or PA-C Position
Women's Health Specialists
Redding, CA
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NP or PA -- Bilingual (Spanish) Float
Kansas City, MO
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NP, PA or CNM
Planned Parenthood California Central Coast
Ventura County, CA
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NP, PA or CNM
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC
Suitland, MD
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PAs
Clinic in Queens
Queens, NY
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Policy Communications Specialist
New Orleans, LA
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Program Coordinator-Supervisor Sexual Health, Streetwork
New York, NY
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Ranked Faculty, Research-Education Track (tenure-track)
Baltimore, MD
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Research and Impact, Senior Associate
New York, NY
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Research Assistant I
New York, NY
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Research Coordinator, Bilingual
Atlanta, GA
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RN (Multiple Needed)
Northland Family Planning
Southfield, MI outside Detroit
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RN
Mankato, MN
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RN
Atlanta Women's Center
Atlanta, GA
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RN
Southwestern Women's Options
Albuquerque, NM
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RN Nurse Manager
EMW Women’s Surgical
Louisville, KY
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Senior Technical Advisor - Reproductive Health/Family Planning
Chapel Hill, NC  / Washington, DC
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Tenure Track Faculty Position: Health Equity Research
San Francisco, CA
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Vice President, Development
State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
The position is remote and open to anyone living in the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have prohibited work-related travel for the foreseeable future.
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Vice President for Development
Guttmacher Institute
New York, NY
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Do you know of any job openings? Let us know! Email [email protected].

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