About Us

Essential Access Health's Research Center is recognized nationally as a leading contraceptive research center in the United States. For over 30 years, Essential Access Health’s Research Center has conducted cutting edge research trials including safety, acceptability and efficacy studies of new methods of contraception.

Our qualified and experienced research professionals have expertise in family planning, OB-GYN, epidemiology, biostatistics, study design, project management and research analysis and reporting.

We partner with experienced providers from community clinics and private medical practices throughout California.

Our Study Sponsors

As one of 14 members of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network, we have conducted research studies with government organizations, startups and major pharmaceutical corporations. Some of our study sponsors include:

  • California’s Office of Family Planning
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Family Health International
  • PATH
  • Merck Foundation
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • Komen Foundation

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Please note: California Family Health Council (CFHC) is now Essential Access Health.