Evaluation and Learning Support for Upstream Initiatives in Massachusetts and Washington

Nearly half of the 6 million pregnancies in the United States each year are unplanned. Upstream is a fast-growing nonprofit working to reduce unplanned pregnancy by expanding access to contraceptive options. Through state-based quality improvement (QI) teams, Upstream provides health centers with patient-centered, evidence-based training and technical assistance to help ensure all women have same-day access to the birth control method of their choice. 

Building on AIR’s strong history of similar projects geared toward continuous process improvement and rigorous testing in real-world settings, we will help Upstream develop and test optimal staffing models for state quality improvement teams through rapid-cycle learning support and evaluation.