Family Planning Guidelines

The OPA and CDC have released new recommendations to improve the quality of family planning services. These recommendations, called Providing Quality Family Planning Services (QFP), define what family planning services to offer during a health care visit, and describe how to provide them—to women and men. The Title X Program Requirements focus on Title X statutory and regulatory policies. 

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Program Guidelines

Family planning services are an integral part of delivering quality health care for the millions of men and women of reproductive age (15–44 years). Offering family planning services—at every visit—to all women and men can improve the health, well-being, and economic stability of your patients and future generations. The QFP will help providers use the best evidence to provide the best care.

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Virtual Coffee Break: PrEP Series, Part 2: HIV Prevention in Women

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In this second installment on PrEP, Dr. Domika Seidman from the University of California San Francisco and former clinical lead for the National Perinatal HIV Hotline, will review the...

Virtual Coffee Break: PrEP Series, Part 1: HIV Testing Basics

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In this first installment on PrEP, Dr. Oliver Bacon from the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Capacity Building Assistance Program for high impact HIV prevention will review the...

Module 5 - Building a Culture of Quality for Family Planning

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This e-learning module is the fifth in a five-part quality improvement curriculum to build the capacity of Title X grantees to fulfill the QFP recommendation for family planning entities to...

Sexual Health Assessment—“Five Ps”

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The QFP advises family planning providers to consider the need for STD services for all clients, including those without an STD-related “reason for the visit.” The attached tools offer...

Strategies for Effective Education

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This resource summarizes the strategies for providing education to clients described in Appendix E of Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office...

OARS Model—Essential Communication Skills

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OARS is a simple but comprehensive model of communication that provides a framework for improving communication and counseling skills. It is a client-centered model of key skills that will...

Contraceptive Counseling Process Guide

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Adapted from the five quality counseling principles described in Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and OPA (QFP), the Contraceptive Counseling Process Guide...

Principles for Providing Quality Counseling

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Resource Description: This resource describes the five “principles for providing quality counseling” identified in Appendix C of Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations...

Birth Control Method Options Chart

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Available in English and Spanish The Birth Control Method Options chart is a one page (8-1/2"x14") printable tool that presents a table of all the available contraceptive options. This...

Encouraging Family Participation in Adolescent Decision Making


-What does the Title X Statute Sec. 1001 and the Legislative Mandate require in terms of encouraging family participation in adolescent decision making? -How should these requirements be...


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