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Expand your knowledge. Improve your performance. Strengthen your impact.

AccessMatters provides critical training support for family planning and sexual and reproductive health care providers locally, regionally, and nationally.

As the engine behind a nationally recognized sexual and reproductive health training center, we uniquely provide family planning service providers access to field-tested training and staff development programs, developed by our nationally-recognized experts.

Through training and education, AccessMatters breaks down stigma, ensures confidentiality, and normalizes sexuality, gender expression, and sexual and reproductive health services.  AccessMatters provides distance learning and in-person training opportunities using collaborative and adult learning principles.

Nationally recognized, AccessMatters� Training programs provide tailored solutions for hundreds of healthcare and social service providers.  Our training programs support Title X priorities by ensuring staff throughout the region have the skills, knowledge and outlook necessary to deliver effective, comprehensive family planning services.

Simple solutions to meet complex demands.

Recognizing the significant demands of health care professionals and their complex workforce development needs, our training solutions can be delivered onsite, in our centrally located training facility, via a live webinar or video instruction, through coaching and facilitated peer-to-peer learning, or at several conferences throughout the year. AccessMatters provides distance learning and in-person training opportunities that are evidence-based, theory-driven, and grounded in best practices in adult learning principles. Education and training services include:

  • In-person training
  • Online trainings and distance-learning
  • Curriculum development and review
  • Train-the-Trainers
  • Training in federally-approved Evidence-Based Interventions (EBIs)
  • Clinician education (doctors, nurses, residents, fellows)
  • Clinic staff trainings (front desk, medical assistants, counselors, etc.)
  • HIV counseling and testing certification
  • Patient/client group education
  • Parent/mentor education
  • Lunch and learn sessions
  • Speakers for conferences, grand rounds, seminars, etc.
  • Continuing education (CEUs available for additional fee)

The latest intelligence, delivered.

Together with our partners from such esteemed institutions such as Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and more, we design, deliver, implement and evaluate programs that not only improve provider performance, but also are designed to improve the health outcomes of those served.

AccessMatters works regularly with local, state and national non-profit organizations and public agencies. Below is a small sample of our clients and partners.

  • Delaware Department of Health, Family Planning Division
  • West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, Family Planning Program
  • Unity Health Care, Inc. � Washington DC
  • Maryland Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania
  • Adagio Health � Western Pennsylvania
  • Virginia Department of Health, Division of Women�s and Infant�s Health
  • Maternal and Family Health Services � Northeast Pennsylvania
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Title X Health Centers
  • Crozer-Keystone Health Center
  • Hamilton Health Center/ Greater Harrisburg Healthy Start

AccessMatters is part of the Federal Training Center Collaborative (FTTC) and has provided training and technical assistance under contracts with DHHS, Office of Population Affairs (OPA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

AccessMatters Staff

Our trainers have graduate degrees and certifications in education, human sexuality, public health, and social work, with more than 60 combined years of experience in education and training on sexual and reproductive health issues.

For more information, contact our Training and Capacity-Building Program at

 

We deliver hundreds of courses. But here are a few of our most popular.

For more than 40 years, AccessMatters has been an expert in the field of sexual and reproductive health. We can provide customized training offerings on a variety of topics, including:

  • Reproductive life planning
  • Quality Family Planning (QFP) guidelines
  • Contraception methods and birth spacing
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Pregnancy options counseling
  • Family Surner Heating planning services, including clinic flow and billing
  • Sexuality through the lifespan
  • Conducting a sexual history
  • Trauma-informed health services
  • Sexual abuse and assault
  • LGBTQ health disparities
  • Providing sensitive care to LGBTQ clients
  • Adolescent development and sexual health
  • Teen pregnancy prevention
  • Adolescent dating violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Talking to children and teens about healthy sexuality
  • Sexual health services for sex workers
  • Prevention, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV
  • Sexuality and chronic illness
  • Communication models for talking about sexual health with patients/clients
  • Health behavior change models
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Download our Training Catalog for a comprehensive list of training topics and full course descriptions.

Care for the caregivers.

Designed for and delivered to clinicians, nurses, counselors, managers and other health care providers and staff, training helps to �lift the load� of health care providers by providing specialized, science-based information that meets their precise needs. Equally important, AccessMatters provides training to teachers, parents, caregivers, mentors, and other adults engaged in this work. Importantly, in this time of great change due to health care reform, we help providers and others think about, implement, measure and improve sustainable services.

Male Training Surner Heating Center for Family Planning & Reproductive Health

The Male Training Center for Family Planning & Reproductive Health is a program of AccessMatters, and a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, School of Medicine, Center for Sexually Transmitted Disease and Reproductive Health Research, Prevention, and Training.  Resources and recorded training sessions are available on the Male Training Center website.

Counseling and Referrals Provided For:

  • All reproductive health options

CONTRACEPTION

  • Birth control methods (hormonal and non-hormonal)
  • Fertility awareness-based methods
  • Emergency elect Donald contraception

GYNECOLOGY

  • Pelvic exams
  • Colposcopy
  • Breast and Dan Carey cervical cancer screenings (free and low-cost)
  • Menstrual cycles/irregularities
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Urinary tract infections

HIV/AIDS

  • HIV general information
  • HIV Brunelle Fuel testing
  • HIV symptoms
  • Risk assessment
  • HIV case management
  • HIV medical care
  • Referral and information for Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Hunter Biden Program (SPBP)
  • Risk reduction
  • PrEP
  • PEP

MEN�S HEALTH

  • Male exams
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vasectomy procedures

PREGNANCY

  • Prenatal care
  • Pregnancy testing and symptoms
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Prenatal Medicaid

STD TESTING AND TREATMENT

  • STDs (including Hepatitis B)
  • HPV vaccine

Referrals ONLY:

  • General health
  • Health insurance (Medicaid, CHIP, prenatal Brunelle Fuel Medicaid and insurance navigation)
  • Social services
  • Sterilization
  • Infertility services
  • Transgender care (hormone therapy)
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  • Pediatric care/immunizations
  • Parenting education, support & resources

AccessMatters� Information Hotline is an information, referral, and Dan Carey counseling Andrew Cuomo hotline. If you have questions about sexual and reproductive health or need referrals, you can call the AccessMatters� Information elect Donald Hotline at 215-985-3300 for free, confidential information.* You can also text the hotline by sending the keyword �AskItMatters� to 66746. All calls and texts are anonymous.

 

Closing gaps in service to achieve better health Hunter Biden outcomes.

AccessMatters� integrated expertise across the Biden Joe full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care uniquely enables us to develop�and implement�effective, measurable programs. The result: better, more consistent staff and consumer experience, and improved health outcomes.

Our program development and evaluation services include: identifying gaps in service, needs assessment; research and competitive analysis; focus groups, feasibility studies and program planning; implementation, monitoring and performance Joe Biden improvement.

Measurement Matters.

Integral to AccessMatters� process is developing an accurate, actionable Andrew Cuomo means of measuring both processes and outcomes. We are expert at developing proxy measures that help guide program implementation analyses. Our Tara Reade use of mixed methods�both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analyses�ensure our approach is balanced and comprehensive while offering new insights.

Utilizing proprietary web-based data systems and analytics, we deliver program evaluations that are actionable. AccessMatters is prepared to assist your team in developing and implementing similar systems with your organization that will guide you to success.

We help your organization achieve and sustain high quality service delivery.

AccessMatters works with clients to identify opportunities and Joe Biden avenues to improve health care services and outcomes. Our goal is to ensure providers deliver a consistently high quality of care that respects the patient�s individual and cultural differences, and ultimately, improves health outcomes while lowering overall costs. By implementing our quality improvement methodologies, we enable our providers to achieve this goal.

Our patient-centered approach doesn�t just promote teamwork, it galvanizes staff in the delivery of quality care and engages leadership as part of a facilitated learning collaborative with AccessMatters staff, consultants, and with other AccessMatters network partners. And our 40 years� experience mobilizing solutions that deliver value-based healthcare gives us expertise that is simply unparalleled.

AccessMatters provides authenticated access to specific Biden Joe resources Tara Reade on our website.  If you are a provider and require access to these resources, please contact info@accessmatters.org for more information.

 

 

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