Provider and Community Education

MAP’s Provider & Community Education program offers workshops and didactic sessions to increase knowledge and skills about comprehensive reproductive health care. The program introduces audiences to new information, clinical skills, and hands-on experiences that spark interest for participants starting clinical careers and create future advocates for reproductive health care.


Papayas sit alongside instruments.
Photograph: Mark Makela/The Guardian

MAP’s Provider & Community Education educates medical residents and students, advanced practice clinicians, health care providers and community groups. Lectures and workshops are presented at medical schools, nursing schools, clinical sites, national and local conferences, and local community events.  Examples of workshop topics include:

patient-centered, all options pregnancy counseling for adults and adolescents

insertion and removal of Long-acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) devices

counseling youth and youth advocates about the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act

regional disparities in abortion care and the impact on patients and providers

office based management of early pregnancy loss

medication abortion

introduction to abortion care

Upcoming Workshops

Patient Centered Options Counseling”

featuring Amaryllis Hagar

EVENT DETAILS

When?  Friday, December 4 / 2 – 3:30 pm CST

Where? On Zoom. Folks who complete the registration page will receive Zoom instructions before the webinar and an access link to the recorded event after the workshop. All security precautions will be in place to protect our community. Registrants will receive a link to the recorded event shortly.

More About The Workshop / All options counseling is a key component to abortion care. This introductory workshop will cover pregnancy options, information on contraceptive methods and guidelines for contraceptive use, and inclusive, accessible, patient-centered counseling skills.

Our Workshop Presenter Amaryllis Hager (she/her) is a Nurse Practitioner and Midwife who believes passionately that all people deserve unbiased and evidence-based reproductive health care in an environment that feels safe. Through the philosophy of shared and informed decision-making, reproductive justice and trauma-informed care, Amaryllis will partner with her patients to provide judgment-free, personalized, patient-centered care, without her own agenda. Amaryllis identifies as queer and is committed to serving the LGBTQI+ and gender diverse community, including provision of gender-affirming hormones and reducing barriers to care. Her care is sex-positive, empowering, kink and poly-friendly, fat-positive, free of assumptions and supports harm reduction. 

Questions? Email ren@midwestaccessproject.org

Participant Testimonials

“Very informative workshop. I learned new things today about counseling adolescents in contraception. Thank you”