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Key Issues

In addition to program priorities, the following key issues have implications for Title X services projects, and should be considered in developing the project plan:

Fiscal Year 2013 Key Issues

  1. Efficiency and effectiveness in program management and operations;
  2. Patient access to a broad range of contraceptive options, including long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), other pharmaceuticals, and laboratory tests;
  3. Management and decision-making through performance measures and accountability for outcomes;
  4. Linkages and partnerships with comprehensive primary care providers, HIV care and treatment providers, and mental health, drug and alcohol treatment providers;
  5. Incorporation of CDC’s "Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings;"
  6. Data collection (such as the Family Planning Annual Report—FPAR) for use in monitoring performance and improving family planning services;
  7. Incorporation of research outcomes that focus on family planning service delivery;
  8. Encouragement of vaccination of patients and health care personnel to protect against influenza.

Fiscal Year 2012 Key Issues

  1. Efficiency and effectiveness in program management and operations;
  2. Cost of contraceptives, including long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), other pharmaceuticals, and laboratory tests;
  3. Management and decision-making through performance measures and accountability for outcomes;
  4. Linkages and partnerships with HIV care and treatment providers, and mental health, drug and alcohol treatment providers;
  5. HIV prevention integration in family planning settings, incorporating CDC’s "Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings;"
  6. Incorporation of electronic technologies, such as electronic health records and practice management systems;
  7. Data collection (such as the Family Planning Annual Report— FPAR) for use in monitoring performance and improving family planning services;
  8. Service delivery improvement through translation into practice of research outcomes that focus on family planning and related population issues;
  9. Utilizing practice guidelines and recommendations, developed by recognized national professional organizations and Federal agencies, in the provision of evidence-based Title X clinical services; and,
  10. Encouraging vaccination of patients and providers as the best protection against influenza.
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Content last reviewed on August 3, 2016