2011-2012 Community Report
Who We Are Our Mission Our mission is to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices. We believe that each individual has a basic right to control his/her reproductive life. Individual control will lead to a better quality of life and stronger families and communities. Reproductive health decisions must be voluntary and private.
Our Vision We envision a community in which all individuals have access to the information and health care services they need to make informed responsible decisions about their reproductive futures so Our Values that they may lead healthy productive lives. We value: To this end, The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood will be a model for providing realitybased sexuality education, for protecting reproductive rights and for providing a full range of high quality reproductive health care services needed in our community.
The freedom to make oneâ€™s own reproductive health choices. Responsible decision making. Responsible sexual behavior.Availability of reproductive health medical services. Respect for human health and life. Accurate, unbiased and culturally sensitive education. Professional and compassionate medical services.
Board of Directors Irene Thomaidis Cimino, Chair Rebecca Neale, Secretary Gregory Suskind, Treasurer Directors Nupa Agarwal, M.S., J.D. Elizabeth W. Batty Gena Boyle Ellen Brock, M.D. Jeanette Carpenter, M.D. Marilyn Erickson, Ph.D. Linda Hines Ivor Nikolas Massey Jacqueline McClenney Wallace Karla Mossi, Ph.D. Robert Petres, M.D. Vineeta Shah, M.H.S., R. D. Tom Shields, Ph.D. Joan White Mary Zayde Zeugner Advisory Committee Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Lisa Kaplowitz, M.D. The Honorable Ann G. Rhodes Gilbert M. Rosenthal Jack Spiro
Presidentâ€™s Message Last year, I wrote about change and the Virginia League for Planned Parenthoodâ€™s role as a constant in this ever changing world. I could not have chosen a more timely topic. While I was in the process of writing that letter the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation requiring any practice that provides abortion services to meet yet to be determined hospital regulations. At the time, we were not yet clear on the scope of these regulations. In September of this year, the scope of this legislation was determined. On September 15th the Virginia Board of Health voted to adopt new regulations, which are some of the most restrictive and anti-choice we have seen in the United States. The foresight of our board and Executive Team allowed us to prepare for this new challenge in a way that many other health care providers have not. Our building was designed to meet regulations of this type and while it will require some retrofitting, VLPP is well positioned to meet all of the physical requirements. However, there will be challenges. With these new regulations, there is every possibility that other healthcare providers will need to close their doors. As a safety-net provider VLPP must be there to meet the needs of patients that are no longer able to visit another provider. We will be there for them as we are for thousands of men and women each year. As you read about VLPPâ€™s accomplishments over the last year, please know that none of it happens without your support. Thank you Paulette McElwain
Centering Pregnancy® is an innovative model of group prenatal care proven to reduce low birth weight and preterm deliveries. In addition to positive birth outcomes, this alternative to standard prenatal care offers many other advantages to expectant mothers. Women in Centering® groups form strong relationships with their providers and each other and generally express greater feelings of support at this important time in their lives. As active participants in their prenatal care, expectant mothers learn how to monitor their weight and blood pressure, eat nutritiously, manage pregnancy-related discomfort, and ease stress. Developed by a nurse midwife and initially embraced by the natural birth community, the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood has adapted this patient-centered model of care to give women the knowledge, support, and resources they need to plan their future pregnancies.
HIGHLIGHTS From July 2010 through June 2011, over 100 women participated in Centering® groups. Of the 67 babies born between July 2010 and June 2011, for whom data is available, 88% (59) were term, and 85% (57) were healthy birth weight. The Centering® program emphasizes the importance of birth spacing to the health of mothers and their babies. After delivery, if a woman waits two years before becoming pregnant again, she is less likely to deliver a premature or low birth weight baby. Through group care, Virginia League for Planned Parenthood gives women the knowledge, support, and resources they need to plan their future pregnancies. Over 40% of Centering® mothers chose a method of long term birth control, such as an IUD or Implanon®, after delivery.
The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood has been providing reproductive health care services since the 1970â€™s. Our model of care centers on our belief that our patients have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices. Our clinic proudly serves women from Richmond and 23 surrounding localities.
HIV testing and referral
Pregnancy testing, education and counseling First-trimester surgical and medical abortion services HPV vaccine (Cervical Cancer Vaccine) STD testing and treatment
Annual well-woman exams and Pap tests Breast exams Testing and treatment for precancerous cervical conditions
In 2010 we saw 5,980 patients, for 12,452 visits including: 1,129 Cervical Cancer Screenings
Affordable cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment
3,044 STI tests
Family planning counseling for women and men
The Diagnosis and treatment of 199 pre-cervical cancer conditions
Birth control information and supplies
1,114 Breast exams
were ten anti-choice bills and five budget amendments that During every legislative session, Planned Parenthood Advocates of threatened access to reproductive Virginia (PPAV) lobbies members of healthcare. Particularly devastating was the passage of SB 924, a TRAP the Virginia General Assembly to (Targeted Regulation of Abortion protect and expand access to Providers) bill, which after being reproductive health care for the defeated for two decades, passed. women and men in the Additionally, Governor Robert Commonwealth. McDonnell (R-VA) approved ban on abortion coverage in any forthcoming Virginia health The staff of PPAV publishes an insurance exchange and annual brief on Planned Parenthoodâ€™s legislative successes reestablished Title V abstinenceand challenges during the session. only funding during the budget process. While funding for The public affair staff and our supporters work tirelessly to meet comprehensive sexuality education would have no upfront costs for the challenges and achieve as the Commonwealth and could many successes as possible in a potentially save thousands of difficult climate. We thank them and our volunteer advocates for all dollars annually in health care expenses, Title V requires a state of their hard work. match that could equal as much as Challenges $890,000. This was a difficult year; there
Each year, statewide advocacy staff work with legislators to introduce commonsense proactive measures that give women, teens, and families control over their reproductive lives and future. This year, Senator Ralph Northan (D-6) introduced SB 967 to ensure that all students in the Commonwealth receive evidence based and medically supported Family Life Education. While this bill was killed in committee, PPAV will continue to encourage our lawmakers to introduce common sense legislation and encourage leaders in Virginia to implement preventative approaches to reproductive healthcare.
Financial Report Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2011 Revenue & Support
Investment Income 2%
assets released from restriction
Program Expenses Medical Education Programs
$1,558,068 $ 187,660
Management and General 5%
Patient Services 45%
Public Affairs 5%
Education Programs 9%
Support Services Management and General
Change in Net Assets
Net Assets at Year End 6/30/2011
Financial statement available with State Division of Consumer Affairs
Our supporters are the lifeblood of Planned Parenthood – generous individuals, foundations, and corporations that share our vision of a world in which every child is wanted, loved and treated fairly; access to healthcare is not only a right but a reality; a world in which women are in charge of their own destinies and seen as a solution to society’s challenges, not an obstacle. Thank you to all of our donors in 2010-2011! For information on how to make a donation to the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, please call our development staff at (804) 482-6135 or visit our website at http://www.plannedparenthood.org/virginia-league/.
Bequests and Planned Gifts Bequests and life income gifts help ensure reproductive freedom for future generations. Charitable gift annuities, pooled income fund gifts, and charitable trusts can also provide lifetime payments to you. Please call our development office at (804) 482-6135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Monthly/Quarterly Giving Strengthen VLPP through a sustaining membership of monthly gifts charged to a credit or debit card. Please call our development office at (804) 482-6135 or email email@example.com. Gifts of Stock Receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of your gifts to VLPP, along with an exemption from capital gains tax, on shares you have owned for at least one year – subject to legal limits. For more information on making a gift of stock, please call our development office at (804) 482-6135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Honorary or Memorial Giving Celebrate the lives and achievements of special individuals by making gifts in their honor or memory. Please call our development office at (804) 482-6135 or email email@example.com . Workplace Giving Help sustain VLPP through the Combined Federal Campaign, the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, your local United Way, Dominion Employee Giving, and other workplace giving campaigns. Through our matching gifts program, your employer may double or even triple the value of your gift. Your company’s human resources office can provide appropriate information. For our United Way number or additional information please call our development office at (804) 482-6135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Foundations and Corporate Support Join our group of Foundation and corporate donors, like the Community Foundation Serving Greater Richmond and Central Virginia, the Robins Foundation, the Annabella R. Jenkins Foundation, among others. To learn more about Planned Parenthood’s work and opportunities for partnership, please call (804) 482-6135. The Rennolds Society The Rennolds Society is a group of our most dedicated supporters, united by their vision and their investment in the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. Sanger members commit to a gift of $1,000 in unrestricted support during our fiscal year. For more information, please call (804) 482-6135.
Gifts may also be made to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV), the advocacy and political arm of Virginia Planned Parenthood affiliates, including VLPP. Donations to PPAV are not tax-deductible, and PPAV cannot accept gifts from corporations or unions. For more information please contact our advocacy staff at (804) 482-6132.
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