The Future of the Infertility Prevention Project: Policy Implications and Recommendations in Light of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Full Report

Download this publicationHealth care reform offers an unprecedented opportunity for the Family Planning and STD programs who participated in the Infertility Prevention Project (IPP) to advance strategies to prevent and control chlamydia and gonorrhea on multiple levels (federal, state, and local) across the public, private, and community-based sectors. Yet because key regulatory uncertainties remain, it is difficult to fully anticipate the impact of health care reform on the IPP, particularly for STD prevention. In October 2010, JSI/Colorado was contracted to conduct a multi-level Health Impact Assessment (HIA) methodology that included a strategic plan to maximize opportunities and mitigate negative impacts of health care reform on the IPP.

The primary focus of the Future of IPP assessment was to design, implement, and follow an objective process documenting IPP structure, strengths, challenges, and opportunities within the context of a reformed health care environment as of November 2011. This report includes suggestions as to the role of sexual and reproductive health providers moving forward, in the context of overall infertility prevention activities. The recommendations presented in this report are based on an analysis and synthesis of many diverse data sources. In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of STD Prevention, findings and recommendations have been further clarified over the past year. JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. 2013

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