Essential Access Health (Essential Access) believes that access to comprehensive and patient-centered sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion, is essential for individual, family, and community economic security and health and well-being. With the United States Supreme Court’s devastating decision overturning Roe vs. Wade, the call to action to reduce barriers to abortion care when and wherever possible is urgent and necessary. The right to bodily autonomy is fundamental, and the ability to make personal decisions about our health, families, and futures should not be determined by an individual’s zip code, age, or income.
Essential Access enhances abortion care capacity and increases pathways to receiving time-sensitive and potentially life-changing – and saving – abortion services and medically-accurate information through training, technical assistance, and fund distribution.
Our Medication Abortion Access Program helps integrate medication abortion in diverse health settings across the country.
In 2022, Los Angeles County designated Essential Access as the Program Administrator for the Los Angeles County Abortion Access Safe Haven Pilot Program. The first RFP for program funding was released on January 20, 2023, and the RFP process is now closed. The next RFP for program funding will be released in early 2024. Learn more >>
Essential Access was also selected to serve as the program and fiscal administrator of the newly established $40 million Uncompensated Care and $20 million Practical Support grant programs to provide access to abortion and birth control services at no-cost and make access a reality with support for travel, lodging, and child care. A request for proposals for these grant programs will be released this Spring.
The California Department of Health Access and Information has additional funding opportunities currently available.