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Applications to the 2024 Restuccia Health Justice Fellowship are now open!
As part of the Gender Equity and Health Justice program, Community Catalyst has worked with partner organizations to achieve robust implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has had a powerful impact on improving women and LGBTQ+ people’s health coverage.
In June 2022, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States undermined the sexual, reproductive, and maternal health of millions of people by stripping their constitutional right to abortion—even in cases of rape, incest, or when their own lives are in danger. The ruling further put access to contraception, gender-affirming care and other sexual and reproductive health services at risk.
We are now in a critical window: as people struggle to access abortion care and other vital sexual, reproductive and maternal health care services. Advocates are redoubling their efforts to develop a long-term vision for reproductive and health justice. We are similarly renewing our efforts to forge new partnerships, as well as develop messaging and advocacy strategies that advance people’s fundamental right to control their own health and body.
Deep movement-building work like this, along with voting access and policy change, is necessary to create a future where all people can access the health services they need, and where all bodies are truly free. This strategy puts us on the path toward these long-term changes.