DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
HHS Awards Three New Grants to Improve Delivery of Family Planning Services
September 4, 2009
The Office of Population Affairs (OPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, today announced the award of three new Family Planning Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) Research Grants totaling $603,923.
The purpose of these projects is to support relevant research with the goal of recommending service improvements in family planning clinics funded by the Title X family planning program. These research grants are the second set to be funded under an announcement of research priorities issued in 2008 for research in several priority topic areas. The goal of the Family Planning Service Delivery Improvement research standing announcement is to support applied research that will enable the Title X Family Planning program to improve the delivery of reproductive health services to women and men who need them.
The new research projects focus on identifying effective, easy-to-implement strategies to increase chlamydia and gonorrhea retesting in family planning settings; addressing challenges associated with providing language assistance for limited English proficient patients in family planning clinics; and developing a culturally relevant intervention to reduce unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among American Indian males ages 18 to 24 living in a rural, frontier setting.
The following are the recipients of the 2009 family planning SDI research grant awards:
Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc., CA $198,540
The Research Foundation of SUNY, University of Albany, NY $199,883
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT $205,500
Additional information about OPA research activities can be found at the OPA website.