Mission: To be a leader in providing accessible reproductive health care, education and advocacy; responsive to the needs and rights of families and individuals.
Programs: Patient clinical services - planned parenthood of the heartland, inc. (ppheartland) served 46,870 unduplicated patients in fy14 through 103,754 office visits. Patients are primarily of very low income status, are typically uninsured or underinsured and may not qualify for public health assistance programs. Services include comprehensive exams, family planning and contraceptives, testing and treatment for sexually-transmitted infections, hpv vaccines, pregnancy tests, sexual assault exams, pap tests, cancer screenings, primary healthcare services, counseling and referrals and other medical/surgical procedures.
public & professional educational services - ppheartland provides age-appropriate, research-informed education programs in reproductive health, human development and sexuality education for youth and adults in a variety of community-based settings. Programs are comprehensive and include discussions of abstinence. The goal of ppheartland's education programs is to reduce the high incidence of teen and unintended pregnancies and stis in its affiliate territory. Ppheartland's trained educators work in communities through a broad base of collaborating agencies to provide medically accurate prevention education. Educators conduct community outreach at health fairs and community events and facilitate educational programing with youth and adults. Professional training on sexuality education and reproductive health care is provided to professionals and educators.