* PPSNE’s community educators reached 10,000 teens, parents, and youth-serving professionals through educational programs.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England was founded in 1923, at a time when just talking about birth control was against the law. We have been a part of the greater New Haven community for decades. Our office was on Trumbull Street in 1965 when the United States Supreme Court ruled on the historic Griswold v. Connecticut case, legalizing birth control for married couples and establishing the right to privacy. That case got its start right here in New Haven, when our executive director Estelle Griswold was arrested at our family planning clinic for dispensing birth control pills. True to our mission, Estelle educated the police officers who came to arrest her about the merits of birth control for several hours before being taken down to the police station.
Since our inception PPSNE has provided women and their families with the information, education, and services needed to manage their own fertility and sexual health, no matter what. Today nearly 8,000 of the 70,000 patients we serve annually come to our New Haven health center. More than 90% of the services we provide are preventive, including lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment. We also provide abortion services and ensure that women have accurate information about all of their options. Patients who come to our health centers only pay what they can afford – and many can afford very little. Seventy-seven percent of our New Haven patients are low income according to federal poverty guidelines, and 23% are uninsured.
PPSNE also has full-time education and advocacy staff teams engaging with young people, parents, youth-serving professionals, volunteers, activists, and other community partners. In New Haven we offer a high school peer education program, a Teen Clinic with special health center hours for teen services, and an after-school education program to help meet a need for comprehensive sexuality education that many high school students do not receive in their classrooms. More recently we have established an outreach program with Latino residents in the Fair Haven community. We are engaging several Promotoras (community health advocates) and are collaborating with other neighborhood organizations to sponsor events that raise awareness and promote health.
We are passionately committed to providing high-quality, compassionate, confidential care to all those we serve. We are heartened by the downward trend in the teen birth rate over the past few years, as well as the increased rates of screening for sexually transmitted infections. Each day, we get a step closer to realizing our vision of creating a healthier generation and more just society by putting sexuality education and sexual health care in the hands of young people – giving them the information and power they deserve to shape their future.
We strive to create a healthier generation and a more just society by putting sexual healthcare in the hands of everyone, giving them the information and power they deserve to shape their future.
We seek qualitative feedback from our patients through our electronic customer satisfaction survey, which we administer via tablet computer after every visit. Our Clinical Services Management Team analyzes the results of the survey and makes changes accordingly. Last year, 95% of our patients reported that they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their experience at PPSNE.
We strive to create a healthier generation and a more just society by putting sexuality education in the hands of everyone, giving them the information and power they deserve to shape their future.
We strive to create a healthier generation and a more just society by putting sexuality education and sexual healthcare in the hands of everyone, giving them the information and power they deserve to shape their future.
We track the number of volunteers who attend our phone banks, rallies, and volunteer nights, as well as the number of people who sign petitions and postcards.
Judy Tabar has served as President & CEO since 1996. Ms. Tabar began her 30 year career with Planned Parenthood as a clinician providing direct patient care. Immediately before coming to PPSNE, she served as the Associate Director of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Since her arrival in 1996, the organization has grown significantly, increasing budget size by more than 100% and receiving excellence awards in Clinical Services Expansion, Board Development, Special Efforts Serving Teens, and Serving Diverse Communities. Ms. Tabar has served in numerous leadership roles with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), including as Chair of the Affiliate Chief Executives Council (ACEC), co-chair of the Affiliate Services and Expansion Planning Team, and on numerous other task forces and committees. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
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Surplus funds support the capital costs for 18 health centers, primarily repairs and maintenance of the physical plants and the computer systems.
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