In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, representatives from the North Sound Accountable Community of Health discuss unintended pregnancies and expanding contraception access in their area.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Washington State’s Accountable Communities of Health in general, and the North Sound Accountable Community of Health in particular.
  • List three challenges an unintended pregnancy creates.
  • Identify effective forms of contraception.
  • Summarize one success and one lesson learned from the North Sound Accountable Community of Health’s Long-Acting Reversible Contraception project.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; reproductive justice advocates


Linda McCarthy, Executive Director, Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Lee Che Leong, MEd, Senior Project Manager, North Sound Accountable Community of Health

Discussion Questions

  1. What barriers do women face in accessing Long-Acting Reversible Contraception?
  2. What can health care providers and educators do to reduce clients’ barriers to accessing Long-Acting Reversible Contraception?


Photograph of a woman consulting with a health care provider.
Air Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills