What is Title X?
Title X was enacted as the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-572) to assist individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children through the provision of affordable, voluntary family planning services.
The Title X Family Planning Program is the only Federal program dedicated solely for the provision of family planning and related preventive health services. The program is designed to provide contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them, with priority given to persons from low income families.
Title X Guidelines consist of two parts. All files are PDF format:
- Program Requirements, which can be found in Section B of the Program Manual, and
- Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (QFP) which can be found in Exhibit B-1 of the Program Manual.
Title X Tools
Title X Triennial Review Tool
RH Nurse Consultants conduct agency reviews every third year, on a rotating basis. The reviews evaluate and provide technical assistance to Title X-funded sub-recipients. To view the Triennial Review Tool used by RH Nurse consultants click the link below.
Chart Audit Tool
Chart audits are a part of the Title X Triennial Review process, but can also be used throughout the year to access the quality of documentation across multiple standards such as legibility, demographics, appropriate screening tests, etc. The below chart audit tool automatically calculates both an overall score and a score for each standard, and can be incorporated into your agency's QA/QI plan!
Title X Resources
For current information on Title X, please visit the Office of Population Affairs.
The Family Planning National Training Centers (FPNTC) also provide a variety of tools, trainings, and resources. Here are some examples of what you can find on their website:
Additionally, FPNTC developed a free Title X Orientation that provides a basic overview of the administrative requirements. The webinar is self-paced and on-demand; meaning once you register for it, you can refer back to specific chapters that are relevant to you. The overview is good for both new staff and staff that have been around awhile, and we highly recommend Administrators and Reproductive Health Coordinators take a look. To register click the link below. Once registered, FPNTC will email you the link to the webinar and you view the webinar and then bookmark it for future reference.