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

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
Cindy Bodendein
Sauk County Health Department

Karri Bartlett
Public Health Madison and Dane County
 

Western Region
Paulette Magur
Eau Claire City-County Health Department

 

Last Revised: December 5, 2017