This presentation will highlight Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s approach to advancing health equity, focusing on a case study from Planned Parenthood California Central Coast, an affiliate that implemented a project to advance health equity and improve the quality of care for patients from Indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, through creation of culturally and linguistically appropriate resources.
For context, we will present the health equity roadmap that bridged the gap between committing to health equity and having actionable plans, policies and programs to reduce inequities. The roadmap is designed to equip health care providers with the logic model, tools, steps and resources to identify and deliver on areas for operational transformation—a step-by-step playbook to advancing health equity. We will also include examples of strategies and interventions to promote trauma-informed, equitable and culturally and linguistically appropriate care and health equity metrics.
Planned Parenthood California Central Coast learned from community feedback that there was a gap in accessible, culturally appropriate resources on medication abortion. The affiliate prioritized creation of a medication abortion pamphlet that was translated into Spanish and included culturally relevant content for Indigenous communities from Oaxaca, including the Mixtec and Zapotec people. This initiative was part of a sustained effort to enable recommendations of a newly created language justice committee.
Bianca Mayes-Davis, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Maria Dionicio, Planned Parenthood California Central Coast