Geographic Scope: Nationwide
Client(s): Office of Population Affairs
Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Health Information Technology, Training & Technical Assistance, Health Systems Transformation
Technical Expertise: Adolescent Health, Health Care Reform, Healthy Communities, Health Disparities, Health Information Technology, Population Health, Primary Care, Rural Health, Safety Net, State and Local Public Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health
Many American men and women rely on the Title X safety net to help them retain the freedom to determine the number and spacing of their children. This is particularly true for women in rural areas as well as racial or ethnic minorities. Most women served by Title X funded sites describe them as their usual source of medical care. Each year, Title X saves $3.4 million health care dollars; averts 973,000 unintended pregnancies; prevents 233,000 unintended teen pregnancies; prevents 406,000 abortions; and avoids 433,000 unplanned births. Title X is an essential component of the U.S. health care safety net.
In order to remain a vital component of the health care delivery system, Title X clinic staff need to have the knowledge and skills to effectively operate their clinics in the health care payment and delivery systems of the future.
JSI administers The National Training Center for Management and Systems Improvement (NTC-MSI) for the Office of Population Affairs, the federal agency that oversees the Title X program. The purpose of the training center is to ensure the sustainability of Title X for the future and enhance services for the over five million men and women served annually by Title X clinics. The overarching goal of the NTC-MSI is to build the capacity of Title X grantees and subrecipients to improve management and systems in a changing health care environment.
JSI also implements the Title X National Training Center on Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation for the Office of Population Affairs. The two training centers are part of OPA's national training centers program. Through implementation of two of the training centers, JSI brings a cost-effective and coordinated approach on two critical issues—quality and sustainability—that meets the needs of OPA, 94 Title X grantees, and their networks that serve more than 4.1 million family planning clients.