Abortion Care Providers include a broad range of professionals within and outside of the clinic setting. In the clinic, provider teams include counselors, nurses, physicians, medical assistants, administrative professionals, and volunteers. Outside of the clinic, researchers, lawyers, advocates, and community partners contribute to a supportive environment that extends beyond clinic doors.
At Abortion Care Network, we provide professional development, networking opportunities, and direct support to all of these professionals. We host annual national and regional meetings for independent abortion care providers and their allies to build connections, share knowledge, facilitate research, and learn about innovative models for improving patient care. In addition to our conference, we provide online webinars, list serves, peer-to-peer support, training resources, and direct support from ACN staff and board members.
The Provider Resilience Initiative – a program of Abortion Care Network and Social Workers for Reproductive Justice — is the first formal program focused on supporting the health and wellbeing of abortion care providers – and therefore the quality and sustainability of their important work. Through PRI, social workers throughout the US provide crisis support and self-care training to staff of Abortion Care Network member clinics. We know that the future of abortion access in this country depends on the resilience of independent abortion care providers, and we are proud to support their work and their wellbeing.
Additional patient care and clinical support resources and are available to ACN members in our resource library. For non-members seeking additional support or information, contact our Member Services Manager.