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Federal Policy Action Center

Welcome to the Federal Policy Action Center

Scroll down to find the latest information and how you can take action to support access to high-quality evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education and contraceptive access.

Advocacy vs. Educating Policymakers: Understanding the Difference 

Federal grantees can advocate (activities such as asking members to take action on legislation, support a particular program funding level, or vote in a specific way) for federal funding; however, they cannot use their federal funds to do so. But, be sure you’re familiar with the rules of your organization; some prohibit advocacy.

If you aren’t able to advocate, that doesn’t mean there is nothing for you to do. You can still help to protect the federal programs that are making a difference in your community, by educating members of Congress about the work these programs are doing. Simply sharing information about the great work that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program or the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) are supporting in your community is education, not advocacy. If you are advocating, you will have a policy-related “ask,” such as, “Please increase funding for the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.”

To look up your Representative, click here and enter your zip code in the box on the top right. To find your Senators, click here.

Sexual Health Education

Learn more about the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP), Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, and more.

Read About Each Program

Contraceptive Coverage and Access

Click below to learn more about No Co-Pay Birth Control, Over-the-Counter Birth Control, Medicaid, Title X Family Planning, and more.

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Abortion Coverage and Access

Click below to learn more about abortion access, what state and federal legislators are doing to protect it, and key resources.

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See what you can do to effect change on a larger scale by talking to decision makers at the local, state, and national levels.

Get informed about what contraceptive deserts are, who they affect, and why they're a critical issue. Then let your elected officials know what you think.