Title X Family Planning Program

Wisconsin’s Planning and Application Process

What is Title X?

The Title X Family Planning Program was enacted in 1970 as part of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA). Administered by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Title X is the only federal program focused solely on providing family planning and related clinical preventive services. In 2015, more than four million individuals received services through more than 3,900 Title X-funded health centers.

2015 Wisconsin Act 151 (Wis. Stat. § 253.075) directs the Department of Health Services (DHS) to apply for federal Title X funds, beginning with the 2018 application. DHS welcomes this opportunity to work with partners throughout the state to build a comprehensive, service-ready, health care network for family planning.

DHS Commitment

DHS is committed to ensuring that a strong network of family planning services is available in Wisconsin.

DHS recognizes the strong role that local health departments and other partners play in providing and ensuring availability of high quality family planning services. This page is intended to update interested groups and individuals on our progress as we plan with our statewide partners to apply for federal Title X funds.

Throughout the planning and application process, the Title X mailbox will be available for public comment.

Updates

May 23, 2018
DHS submitted the Title X family planning grant application on May 23. All counties that completed the capacity assessment and meet the Title X grant criteria were included in the Title X family planning proposal. Nearly half of the proposed service sites are local health departments or tribal health departments. The anticipated Title X family planning project start date is September 1, 2018. The award may be announced 10–15 days prior to the start date.

April 11, 2018
The workgroup met by phone and discussed the results of the service site capacity assessment. DHS staff sent letter of commitment templates to sites that completed the assessment. The letters will be signed by provider sites, referral sites, and fiscal agents. DHS staff are finalizing service site allocation amounts and budget templates.

March 27, 2018
The workgroup met by phone and discussed the results of the service site capacity assessment and the conversations that workgroup members had with those local health departments who had not completed an assessment. DHS staff are creating letter of commitment and budget templates that will be shared with and requested from service sites that completed assessments.

March 21, 2018
The workgroup met by phone and discussed the results of the service site capacity assessment. Workgroup members will contact those local health departments who have not completed an assessment. DHS staff are discussing and finalizing service site allocation amounts and staffing and contract agency plans.

February 27, 2018
The workgroup met by phone and discussed the service site capacity assessment. An assessment should be completed for each service site that is interested in joining the DHS Title X grant application. The Title X grant was released and an announcement was issued.

February 12, 2018
The workgroup met by phone and discussed the role of local health departments as a provider and a fiscal agent. DHS shared that the department will take on the role of programmatic monitoring.

January 10, 2018
The workgroup met by phone and discussed funding distribution strategies. In addition, the workgroup discussed the potential for local health departments to expand services with Title X funding.

December 19, 2017
The workgroup met by phone and reviewed and discussed potential survey questions to be completed by interested local health departments and service sites. The information collected will be used to help complete the DHS Title X grant application.

November 29, 2017
The workgroup met by phone and decided to reconnect with local health departments individually to answer questions and discuss coverage.

November 13, 2017
The workgroup met by phone to discuss the information that was shared and gathered at the Northeastern and Southeastern Regional WALHDAB meetings.

October 18, 2017
The workgroup met by phone to discuss the information that was shared and gathered at the Western and Southern Regional Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) meetings. Workgroup members will continue to share and gather information at upcoming WALHDAB meetings.

September 28
The workgroup met by phone to discuss the results of the survey that was completed by representatives from local health departments. Workgroup members will share and gather information at upcoming WALHDAB meetings.

September 11
The workgroup met by phone to discuss the results of the survey that was completed by representatives from local health departments. The survey will help the workgroup identify current capacity and interest among local health departments. The survey will not be used to screen out possible Title X providers.

August 24, 2017
The workgroup met by phone to review and discuss a post webcast survey and changes that were made to the webcast. The survey will be completed by representatives from local health departments.

August 3, 2017
The workgroup met by phone to preview and discuss a webcast for local health departments. The webcast will cover program requirements for Title X funded family planning projects.

July 19, 2017
The workgroup met by phone to discuss existing women’s health and family planning services, Title X program requirements, and the workgroup’s role and responsibilities.

March 24, 2017
DHS asked WALHDAB to identify one local health representative from each of the WALHDAB regions to participate in an advisory workgroup. We anticipate that the workgroup will make recommendations regarding the structure of a competitive application for Title X funding per the requirements of 2015 Wisconsin Act 151 (Wis. Stat.§ 253.075).

WALHDAB identified the following members:

Northeast Region
Rhonda Christians
Waupaca County Department of Health and Human Services

Northern Region
Michelle Edwards
Price County Health and Human Services

Southeast Region
Cynthia Johnson
Kenosha County Division of Health

Tasha Jenkins
City of Milwaukee Health Department

Southern Region
Karri Bartlett
Public Health Madison and Dane County

Western Region
Paulette Magur
Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Last Revised: June 6, 2018