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Conference Overview

This bi-annual conference provided an opportunity for Title X grantees to learn about and share current information on a variety of topics relevant to the provision of high quality Title X family planning services. The intended audience was individuals working in grantee agencies who have decision-making responsibility for Title X activities. Examples of attendees include directors, program managers, educators, and/or senior clinical staff at Title X service agencies. Directors and managers of the national training centers and OPA central and regional office staff also attendanced.  This meeting was sponsored by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) which is the agency that administers the Title X Family Planning Program. The OPA Central and Regional Office staff are the official representatives of the National Title X Family Planning Program.

CONFERENCE GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of this conference was to provide current information that is relevant to the provision of high quality Title X family planning services in a changing health care environment.

As a result of attending this conference, participants should now be able to:

- Relate the most current policies and priorities of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Population Affairs to Title X family planning projects;

- Discuss the provisions of the Affordable Care Act as they relate to Title X and reproductive health services;

- Identify strategies for implementing the new Title X guidelines; and

- Identify innovative strategies and potential best practices to improve Title X services based on the findings of OPA-funded research initiatives.