New to Title X?

Resources For Clinicians New to Title X

What is Title X (ten)

Title X (said “ten”, not “ex”) was created 50 years ago by the Office of Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It was created as a critical part of the United States and its associated territories’ public health safety net. You can learn more about the Title X program here

Organizations and clinics funded by Title X provide a broad range of medically approved family planning services, including pregnancy prevention and birth spacing, pregnancy testing and counseling, assistance to achieve pregnancy, basic infertility services, sexually transmitted infection (STI) services, and other preconception health services. 

Title X projects may also provide related preventive health services considered beneficial to reproductive health, such as HPV vaccination, provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and screening for breast and cervical cancer, mental health, substance use, and intimate partner violence.

Since its inception in 2006, the Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH), previously known as the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP), has been funded by the Office of Population Affairs. We offer Title X providers and clinics in the Title X network with current, evidence-based continuing education and resources that are relevant to providing quality sexual and reproductive health services, as well as other related preventive health services.

How to know if you are a Title X clinic or clinician? 

If you don’t know if your primary place of work is funded by Title X, you may use the Office of Population Affairs’ Title X Clinic Finder tool to determine your status. Enter the zip code for your clinic or agency in the tool.  

All organizations receiving Title X funding in that zip code will appear in a list. If your agency/site is included in that list, you will know that your organization receives federal funding through the Title X program. Please note that this tool is updated monthly.

What is the 2021 Final Rule?

On October 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA) amended the Title X Family Planning regulations to restore access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services for more Americans. 

Ensuring such access for all clients, especially for low-income clients, in the Title X program creates opportunities for realigning the nation's family planning program with nationally recognized standards of care and improving the health of communities that have been historically underserved. 

The 2021 regulations also reinforce the program’s central tenets of quality, equity, and dignity for all individuals who seek Title X services, and it modernizes the more than 50-year-old program to better reflect the current healthcare system.

View the 2021 Title X Final Rule Summary from the Office of Population Affairs.

Resources For The Title X Network

The resources below are curated from both the CTC-SRH and partner organizations to support your comprehension and application of Title X programmatic requirements, including Title X expectations, provision of high-quality family planning services, quality improvement and assurance, and other resources and trainings.

Title X Expectations
Provision of High-Quality Family Planning Services
Quality Improvement & Quality Assurance
Clinical Protocols & Toolkits for Family Planning Settings
University of Missouri – Kansas City
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
2464 Charlotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Supported by the Department of Health and Human Services / Office of Population Affairs / Office of Family Planning Grant #1 FPTPA006031-01-00.

CTC-SRH is supported by the office of Population Affairs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The information presented does not necessarily represent the views of OPA, OASH, or DHHS
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