Administrators in Ohio’s Contraceptive Safety Net

Administrators working at publicly-funded healthcare organizations translate state and federal contraceptive policy into local contraceptive service delivery routines. Their actions or inactions may influence contraceptive experiences for economically marginalized and racially minoritized Ohioans, who disproportionately rely on publicly funded sources of healthcare. Our project’s goal is to develop social scientific understandings of the role of administrators in Ohio’s contraceptive safety net that can inform future contraceptive policymaking.

From April 2018 to November 2019, we established a baseline measure of the role of administrators in contraceptive policy implementation through in-depth interviews with 50 administrators at 35 safety net family planning providers across urban, suburban, rural, and rural Appalachian regions in Ohio. Using team-based, grounded theory methods to analyze these data, we have developed an online survey to investigate how safety net healthcare organizations have shifted contraceptive service delivery over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Team Members