Infographic: State and Local Health Department Activities Related to Abortion

A new article published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice looks at abortion-related activities of state and local health departments. Author Nancy Berglas, DrPH, concludes that “[w]hile most state health departments engage in abortion-related activities, they appear to reflect what the law requires rather than the range of core public health activities.” Read “State and Local Department Activities Related to Abortion: A Web Site Content Analysis” to learn more. And be sure to check out our recent Q&A with the author here.


Nancy Berglas, DrPH

Nancy Berglas, DrPH, is a public health social scientist at ANSIRH. Her research interests center on issues of adolescent sexual health and rights, the evaluation of school-based sexuality education programs, access to sexual health services, and the use of evidence in the development of sexual health programs and policies. Dr. Berglas’ prior research has included the conceptualization, measurement and evaluation of new frameworks for sexuality education that integrate issues of sexuality, gender equality and human rights. Her current work with ANSIRH focuses on the use of research evidence in the development of abortion facility standards and the effects of state-level abortion restrictions on women’s lives. Dr. Berglas received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, her MHS from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her DrPH from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

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