Tools & Resources

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Tools & Resources

Tools & Resources

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Research

Perinatal Emergency Recommendations, Considering Disparities and Outcomes: COVID-19 and Beyond

These policy recommendations were crafted by a group of Indigenous, Black, and people of color healthcare providers and advocates that serve communities across our state. Historically and today, patient care improvements and changes to health practices and systems have come at the expense of the bodies and lives of Indigenous, Black, and people of color communities; this is unacceptable. In turn, our recommendations were developed by the expertise and experiences of leaders who intimately understand our underlying disparities in perinatal outcomes, and carry critical knowledge around these issues. Download PDF to continue reading.

Providing Doulas as Continuous Labor Support for Pregnant Patients in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Can Help Families

A 2019 NM-based pilot research project funded by NIH (Grant # U54 MD004811 – UNM TREE Center) suggests that pregnant patients receiving substance use disorder treatment may greatly benefit from access to experienced doulas providing trauma-informed and addiction-informed support. The results from the pilot also suggest that both doulas and medical providers are eager to facilitate access to doula care for these pregnant individuals. Download PDF to continue reading.

Providing Doulas as Continuous Labor Support for Pregnant Patients in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Can Help Families

A 2019 NM-based pilot research project funded by NIH (Grant # U54 MD004811 – UNM TREE Center) suggests that pregnant patients receiving substance use disorder treatment may greatly benefit from access to experienced doulas providing trauma-informed and addiction-informed support. The results from the pilot also suggest that both doulas and medical providers are eager to facilitate access to doula care for these pregnant individuals. Download PDF to continue reading.

Rural Research Deck

For far too long, our rural and frontier communities have been ignored by
movements for reproductive health and rights in New Mexico and across the country. Often, rural families are deemed “too conservative and/or too
Catholic” to engage. As a result, assumptions and conclusions are made about what rural communities believe. Young Women United and Strong Families New Mexico, know our New Mexican communities hold complex and respectful values. This project was designed to demonstrate the impact that is possible when we hear directly from rural communities and meet our families with dignity and respect. Download PDF to see more.

Attitudes Toward Reproductive Health Policy Among Rural New Mexicans

For far too long, our rural and frontier communities have been ignored by movements for reproductive health and rights in New Mexico and across the country. Often, rural families are deemed “too conservative and/or too Catholic” to engage. As a result, we perpetuate a culture of assumptions and foregone conclusions about what rural communities believe. In reality, our New Mexican communities hold complex and respectful values. This project was designed to demonstrate the impact that is possible when we hear directly from rural communities and meet all of our families with dignity and respect. Download PDF to keep reading.

Attitudes Toward Reproductive Health Policy Among Rural New Mexicans

For far too long, our rural and frontier communities have been ignored by movements for reproductive health and rights in New Mexico and across the country. Often, rural families are deemed “too conservative and/or too Catholic” to engage. As a result, we perpetuate a culture of assumptions and foregone conclusions about what rural communities believe. In reality, our New Mexican communities hold complex and respectful values. This project was designed to demonstrate the impact that is possible when we hear directly from rural communities and meet all of our families with dignity and respect. Download PDF to keep reading.

Dismantling “Teen Pregnancy Prevention”

Young Women United (YWU) defines “Teen Pregnancy Prevention” as an articulated strategy or campaign designed to keep young people from becoming parents as teenagers, of which the underlying premise is that teen pregnancy is inherently something that needs to be prevented. YWU understands teen pregnancy prevention to be inaccurate and stigmatizing. This report serves to discredit myths regularly perpetuated by the frame and messaging that function as the foundation of teen pregnancy prevention models. Download PDF to see more.

Culture Shift

Heart of New Mexico Podcast

What is a religious refusal? It’s when an individual or institution refuses to provide care or services to others based on their own religious beliefs and in many cases, religious refusals are legal. This series explores the impact of religious refusals on New Mexicans and their families.

Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

NM Entiende | What are Religious Refusals?

NM Entiende FAITH (Fighting Against Ideologies that Hate) Digital Convening

Policy Change

THANK YOU - Respect NM Women and Families Act

THANK YOU - Respect NM Women and Families Act