Introduction to the Serving Priority Populations Performance Management Initiative

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Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 2:00pm - 3.30pm


  • Tom Tallon, Associate Director, Bureau of Women, Infant & Adolescent Health, New York State Department of Health
  • Michelle Gerka, Vice President, CAI
  • Elizabeth Jones, Director, NYS Center of Excellence for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services, CAI

Since its establishment in 1970, the Title X Family Planning program has made great strides in providing family planning services to its target population of low-income and uninsured individuals. Today, the continued need for Title X services is reflected in the high rates of unintended pregnancies among low-income women and other vulnerable populations. In New York State, the proportion and numbers of clients served from client populations at greatest risk of disparate reproductive health outcomes have declined in recent years, presenting an opportunity for family planning providers to consider both the changing demographics in their catchment areas and shifting in the overall healthcare landscape, and re-examine their strategies for targeting and bring the most at-risk populations into care.

This Webinar, which was offered twice, was an introduction to the next phase of the New York State Center of Excellence for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Service's Performance Management Initiative, Serving Priority Populations. The program seeks to build the capacity of family planning providers to use the principles of performance management to identify the women, men, and adolescents most in need of family planning services, and bring them into care.

As a result of this Webinar, participants are able to:

  • Review trend data for clients served by the New York State Comprehensive Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care Services Program
  • Identify causes of concerns that emerge from trend data
  • Review the objectives of and pre-work assignments for participation in regional face-to-face trainings in May and June
  • Clarify who from their agency needs to attend face-to-face cluster trainings