Pace announces a new program to help increase access to reproductive health services across our service area. The pilot program, Obtaining Reproductive Services (ORS), will focus on providing comprehensive reproductive health education, improving access to a range of contraceptive methods, and promoting awareness of family planning options.
By expanding our services, Pace plans to hire five additional nurses across the counties we serve (Knox, Daviess, Lawrence, Sullivan, and Vigo), as well as a Health Educator based out of our Vincennes Health Connection office. Pace Executive Director, Tai Blythe, said, “Pace is thrilled to receive additional funding to expand our services. We strive to break down barriers’ individuals might have in accessing vital health services.”
The main goals for the ORS Project are:
• Provide community outreach to share reproductive health services
• Increase access to reproductive health in various community locations
• Provide health information regarding insurance, substance use, tobacco
• Improve health and access to inclusive and equitable services
Dr. Pitcher stated, “Our goal is to focus on providing comprehensive reproductive health education, improving access to a range of contraceptive methods, and promoting awareness of family planning options. Services will be provided in various locations. Our hope is that those using this service will feel valued, supported, and motivated to make their health a priority.” Pace endeavors to help our patients feel empowered and educated.
For more information on the ORS Project, contact Dr. Michelle Pitcher APRN, FNP-BC, NP-C at