Health Care-During 2013, our health centers provided 32,959 visits for comprehensive reproductive health services to 21,845 persons. More than 70% of our patients were uninsured or under insured, with 43% paying no fees or reduced fees.
Public Affairs/Advocacy-Planned Parenthood is a leading advocate for the reproductive rights of women and men in Kansas and Missouri. To conduct more in-depth advocacy efforts, PPKM created the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Mid-Missouri (PPAKM), a sister corporation of PPKM. PPAKM is organized under IRS Section 501(c)(4). PPAKM maintains professional lobbying programs in Topeka and Jefferson City; monitoring all legislation and analyzing its effects on PPKM and our clients; informing supporters about proposed legislation and encouraging contact with their legislators; and recruiting and training volunteers to work in a variety of advocacy roles; and educating the public about Planned Parenthood issues through a variety of events and media.
Successful Fund Raising- In 2012, more than $1.2 million was raised in charitable dollars from more than 3,500 donors, including health center patients, accounting for 16.4% of PPKM’s 2012 annual revenue.
Volunteer Program-In 2013, 2,041 volunteers donated 5,986 hours of service with an estimated dollar value $132,530, based on the Independent Sector’s volunteer hourly rate of $22.14.
Planned Parenthood’s Board and staff are working closely to ensure our continued ability to meet increased demand for health care and education services in an environment of increased costs and restrictive public policy. Major initiatives include continued strengthening of finance and operations to ensure short and long-term viability; defining key business and clinical processes as part of a new patient management software system; facility improvements at all of our health centers; and continued efforts to retain and replace highly qualified medical and administrative staff in competitive markets. We also continue to strongly advocate for legislation that supports comprehensive family planning services. Our board consists of 25 members with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, representing the geographic region we serve. Each board member brings a continued commitment and dedication to Planned Parenthood and our mission.
Program success is monitored by data which are collected daily from health centers and reviewed regularly by management and reported annually to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
During 2011, 24,696 persons turned to one of our health centers for reproductive health care.
· 96% of the participants indicated that they learned more about the content areas than they knew before the session.
· 91% of the participants indicated that they felt the session would help them to be a better self advocate.
· 88% of the participants felt the information presented was relevant to them.
· Using knowledge-based tests the average pre-test score was 42% and the average post-test score was 89%.
Laura has the background tailor-made to take PPKM into a bright future. She has a lifelong commitment to human rights, applying her considerable skills throughout her career to empowering women worldwide to determine their own future. Her experience includes building and managing strategic vision and leading staff and volunteers to take organizations to a new and higher level. A unifying theme of Laura’s career has been giving voice and self-determination to those who have been excluded, whether that means working to give all South Africans the ability to have a voice in their government to providing support to women and their families seeking reproductive health services without fear of stigma, shame or reprisal.
Laura has served as executive vice president and COO for the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global human rights organization, based in New York, using law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that governments everywhere have an obligation to protect, respect and fulfill. While at the Center, the organizational budget grew from $8M to $22M, the staff from 50 to 125 and the office footprint from one in New York to six worldwide.
Laura has held executive positions with Financial Services Volunteer Corps, a public-private initiative with a mission to help build sound banking and financial systems in developing countries. She served as the organization’s CFO, opening its first office in Asia and helping to develop and implement initial program activity in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and India. She also served as the CFO at the Foundation for a Civil Society and a program officer at the National Democratic Institute of International Affairs. She has lived and traveled around the world, promoting democratic principles of citizen participation and government transparency, and building the capacity of civil society organizations to help citizens hold their governments accountable.
Other organizations have experienced the benefits of her leadership include Bank of America Global & Investment Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
Laura graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and holds a M.A. degree in International Relations from Yale University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
PPKM is an effective and efficient organization, led by an engaged and committed volunteer Board of Directors. PPKM's Board has 18 members and five major committees (Executive, Development, Operations & Finance, Board Development and Market Research). Quarterly meetings are scheduled for three to four hours each, providing time to deal substantively with regular board business and pending issues. The Board focuses on three major functions; planning the direction of the agency, providing organizational oversight and carrying out its objectives in fund-raising and advocacy.
PPKM is an effective and efficient organization, led by an engaged and committed volunteer Board of Directors. PPKM's Board has 25 members and five major committees (Executive, Development, Operations & Finance and Governance). Quarterly meetings are scheduled for three to four hours each, providing time to deal substantively with regular board business and pending issues. The Board focuses on three major functions; planning the direction of the agency, providing organizational oversight and carrying out its objectives in fund-raising and advocacy.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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