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Haydee Morales
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Vice President of Education and Training, Planned Parenthood of New York City

Haydee Morales joined the staff of Planned Parenthood of New York City in 2003 bringing more than 20 years of experience in grassroots, local, national and international health education, including reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, advocacy, and cultural awareness/diversity initiatives.

Ms. Morales is a veteran of community-based programming and management having worked in organizations such as the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families and the Hispanic AIDS Forum. She leveraged this experience as founder and Executive Director of Casa Atabex Aché, a community based women's health action organization based in the South Bronx. Ms. Morales was granted the Fund for the City of New York Union Square Award in 1999 in recognition of her notable contributions as a grassroots activist who developed and initiated a youth and family organization that worked toward strengthening New York communities. Ms. Morales previously served as Director of Latino Initiatives of the national office of the March of Dimes, where she managed educational and advocacy activities directed at Latina women nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Ms. Morales was awarded the 2004 Groundbreaking Latina Award by the National Assosication of Latina Leaders, Volvo Cars and Catalina Magazine. In 2004 she was also recognized by the Honarable Senator Gilbert A. Cedillo for her outstanding contributions toward Latina advancement and empowerment. In 2006 Ms. Morales was recognized as a Mujer Destacada by El Diario La Presna for her accomplishments as a Latina.

Ms. Morales led the development of two policy briefs titled A Reproductive Health Agenda for Women of Color and In the Eye of the Storm: A Latina Women's Health Action Agenda. She also co-produced a videodocumentary about Sistersong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Initiative, which describes this national grassroots women of color initiative that addressed sexual and reproductive health.

Ms. Morales continues to support local efforts through her participation on the boards of Public Interest Biotechnology and Casa Atabex Aché. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and a Master of Administration in Organizational Management. She is also a former Ford Foundation Fellow of the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program and is a former 2004 Research Fellow of the Robert Bowne Foundation.

Entries by Haydee Morales

Sign Up for Affordable Health Insurance Today

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 11:23 AM

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Again and again, studies show that our community has a higher prevalence of and more complications with diseases such as diabetes, cervical cancer and HIV/AIDS. We continue to bear a disproportionate burden of these diseases -- which many of us know personally all...

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Protecting our Birth Control

(2) Comments | Posted November 25, 2011 | 7:50 AM

Right now I use birth control. My girlfriends, some who are Catholics, some who are mothers, others who are not, also use birth control. In fact, most of the women I know are actively using some method of contraception.

So someone then please tell me: why...

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Don't Be Spooked By Sex Education

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 2:42 PM

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened.

Or have they? A look at the recent news would lead you to believe New York City's parents are...

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The Strength of Our Voices

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 2:13 PM

On April 8, our government will make an important decision. It isn't about how to reduce our federal deficit, create jobs, or fix the economy.

Instead, our government will be deciding whether or not to leave millions of women, including many Latinas, without basic health care,...

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The Lesson We Refuse to Learn: Restrictive Abortion Policies Do Not Work

(5) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 2:15 PM

Last week, the activist group Centro Las Libres drew attention to six women serving 25 to 30 year prison sentences in the Mexican state of Guanajuanto. All six were charged and convicted of homicide. The reason? All six, in some form, terminated a pregnancy.

This situation is not unique to...

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