Mission: The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health through an interrelated program of social science research, policy analysis and public education, designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, promote sound policy and program development, and, ultimately, inform individual decision-making.
Programs: Research the institute continues to carry-out policy relevant scientific research that produces the reliable research findings required to ensure evidence-based changes in public policy. Guttmacher presented research findings to a wide range of domestic and international audiences including policy advisors, legislators, scientists, advocates, journalists, healthcare providers, activists and students. See schedule o for continuationin the past year, the guttmacher institute (the "institute") carried out research, policy analysis and public education activities on a wide range of issues. In pursuing its mission to advance sexual and reproductive health worldwide, the institute spent $14,020,316 on its programs. Program highlights in 2014 include: publishing a landmark report documenting the huge unmet need for essential health services, including family planning, in the developing world that continues to be a valuable resource for stakeholders working to protect funding for international sexual and reproductive health care; publishing in-depth cost-benefit studies focusing on the need for contraception in malawi and cameroon and on the costs of unsafe abortion in rwanda and uganda; working closely with local partners on a variety of research in 21 countries; releasing an analysis documenting the broad benefits of u. S. Publicly funded family planning services, which was used by congress members to argue for increased funding for the title x national family planning program; producing new research findings showing that rates of teen pregnancy, birth and abortion in the united states reached historic lows in 2010 most likely because of adolescents' improved contraceptive use and use of more effective methods; awarding the first cory l. Richards memorial scholarship; and hosting a reception to mark the launch of the guttmacher center for population research innovation and dissemination at the population association of america's annual meeting. The institute also published quarterly issues of its two peer-reviewed scientific journals and journal of policy analysis, along with a wide range of special reports, issue briefs, data visualization tools, state policy updates and other resources. Institute staff monitored 1,100 state legislative proposals, 122 of which were signed into law. The institute disseminated information and resources to a large and diverse audience and worked to ensure that its data and perspectives informed media coverage and policy and program development. Guttmacher institute materials and opinion were featured thousands of times in reports by media outlets in the united states and internationally. Staff provided scientific presentations and educational briefings for members of the u. S. Congress and administration, policymakers overseas, advocacy and research colleagues and health care providers. Guttmacher's web site, www. Guttmacher. Org, remained one of the most widely relied upon resources in the field with more than 7. 5 million page views.
public policythe institute uses evidence based advocacy to translate research findings into action through in-depth policy investigations. The institute advocates for evidence based u. S. Domestic and foreign policies to improve access to reliable information and good-quality services. Guttmacher provided technical assistance to advocates and policymakers in states seeking to launch, implement or extend medicaid family planning eligibility expansions. We monitored state policy developments and developed a wide range of evidence based tools for use by state-level advocates.
public educationthe institute published its findings in a wide array of formats designed to meet the unique needs of policy-makers, advocates, health care providers, the scientific community and other key stakeholders. The institute disseminated information and resources to a large and diverse audience and worked successfully to ensure that its data and perspectives helped shape policies and programs. Guttmacher materials and opinion were featured thousands of times by leading media outlets in the u. S. And internationally.