Healthy Families, Healthy Planet

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Tell Congress to Invest in Mothers and Families!
Every 90 seconds somewhere in the world a woman dies from complications during pregnancy or childbirth.

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Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Annual Conferences

  • California-Pacific
  • Central Texas
  • Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • Illinois Great Rivers
  • Louisiana
  • Kansas East
  • New York
  • Northern Illinois
  • Oklahoma/Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference
  • Rocky Mountain
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Ohio
  • Yellowstone

The Healthy Families, Healthy Planet initiative, funded by a grant from the United Nations Foundation, works to educate and mobilize United Methodists in the U.S. on the importance of maternal health and international family planning. Through grassroots education with targeted annual conferences and advocacy efforts with policy makers, the goal of the project is to achieve higher levels of foreign aid for international family planning through the U.S. government.

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet is a program initiative of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society.

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Working for a Safer World for Women and Children

How We Work

Using both in-person and online strategies, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet works to educate and mobilize a broad scope of United Methodists in targeted annual conferences across the country through:

smiling woman The project works in partnership with other United Methodist agencies, including:

  • The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM)
  • The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund
  • Operation Healing Hope

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet strives to lift up voices from the Global South and is working with GBGM to bring reproductive health experts from around the world to the U.S. to share their stories and recommendations from their work in the field, and to meet with U.S. legislators.

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