The NCTCFP speaks to Dr. Karen Florio about the intersection of maternal health and cardiovascular disease, how pregnancy can affect heart health and vice versa, and ways family planning clinicians can address these issues in their own practices.
Karen Florio, DO, MPH is a board-certified maternal and fetal medicine specialist in the Kansas City area. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Florio is an associate professor at the UMKC School of Medicine and assistant program director of maternal fetal medicine fellowship program. She received her medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and her MPH from Georgetown University. She completed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital and her maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Founded as the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) in 2006, we changed our name to the Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) in 2023. We have been funded by the Office of Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services since inception and remain the primary source of clinical training for those providing sexual and reproductive health care in federally-funded settings.
Having served the Title X network for nearly two decades, our team of clinical experts recognized that the term “family planning” falls short of describing the client-centered and inclusive sexual and reproductive health services we offer, especially in an increasingly urgent and rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.
The newly-renamed Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) continues to provide evidence-based clinical training and resources to healthcare providers in Title X settings through increased healthcare quality, equity, and access.