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:
- 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.
2017 OPA Outreach & Enrollment Data Collection Survey Resources
As in years past, OPA is collecting outreach and enrollment data. This time for outreach and enrollment activities that took place April 1, 2016 – March 30, 2017. They are asking that one survey be completed for each service site or clinic that receives Title X funds (surveys do not need to be completed for non-Title X clinics). The surveys are due April 30th.
The following resources were created to assist you in completing the survey:
- OPA Data Collection Memo for Grantees & Service Sites 2017 – this is the original memo from OPA that describes the purpose of the data collection.
- PDF of Survey – this shows you what the survey actually looks like, and can be used to help you prepare for completing the survey in Survey Monkey
- Title X Enrollment Data Collection FAQ – frequently asked questions answered by OPA
- OPA Enrollment Activity Data Collection Requirements Tip Sheet – developed by the RH Program, this shows Oregon-specific information and goes through each question you will need to answer. On the last page of the Tip Sheet, there are instructions on how to use the Ahlers Reports to get the number of uninsured clients you saw, which can be used as the number of individuals assisted for Partial Medicaid and the number who received an eligibility determination for Partial Medicaid. The questions about Partial Medicaid are optional, but because CCare is a Partial Medicaid program we want to help you answer these questions if you choose.
- OPA Outreach & Enrollment Data Webinar: This webinar contains full instructions on how to report data and submit it using SurveyMonkey.
We will also provide a spreadsheet of April 2016 – March 2017 CCare enrollments for each service site in early April.
The link to OPA’s Title X Outreach & Enrollment Data Collection Survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017OEdata
Information and Education (I & E) Advisory Committee and Community Participation
A new process is being developed, please stay tuned.