Family Planning National Training Center for Service Delivery Improvement

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): DHHS Office of Population Affairs

Service: Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Safety Net


The unintended pregnancy rate in the U.S. is at a historic low; however, the rate remains high compared to other developed nations with nearly half (45%) of U.S. pregnancies unintended, and unintended fatherhood at 40%. Federal funding through Title X aims to decrease the number of unplanned pregnancies, increase optimal birth spacing, decrease sexually transmitted infections and improve birth outcomes in the U.S.

As it nears its fifth decade, the Title X program and the U.S. health care system are in a critical period of transformation and innovation. Supported by the passage of the ACA and a coalescing around the Triple Aim (i.e., better health, better care, and lower cost), federal, state, and local providers are experimenting with payment reform and service delivery integration initiatives to incentivize quality and value, put clients at the center of care, and improve population health. Title X faces the challenge of providing services of the highest quality while adapting to and thriving during this dynamic period.

The Title X Family Planning National Training Center for Service Delivery Improvement (FPNTC-SDI) will support approximately 90 Title X grantees and a network of more than 4,000 service sites nationwide serving over 4 million clients per year. It will provide training to ensure that personnel working in Title X family planning service projects have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to effectively deliver high quality family planning services.

Specifically, the FPNTC-SDI will provide training in the following strategic areas:
• Leadership and Management
• Standards and Quality
• Financial Sustainability
• Health Workforce
• Knowledge Management
• Health IT Infrastructure
• Contraceptive and Other Medical Products.

Under a cooperative agreement with the HHS Office of Population Affairs, JSI serves as the Title X Family Planning National Training Center for Service Delivery Improvement (FPNTC-SDI) in partnership with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center and the National Implementation Research Network at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

The purpose of the FPNTC-SDI is to ensure that personnel working in Title X family planning service projects have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to effectively deliver high quality family planning services. The FPNTC_SDI works with approximately 90 Title X service grantees, who support a network of more than 4,000 service sites nationwide serving over 4 million clients per year.


Previous Title X Family Planning National Training Center Projects:
Family Planning National Training Center on Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation
Family Planning National Training Center on Management and Systems Improvement