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Leveraging the private sector to expand access to family planning – without compromising quality

By Iyadunni Olubode (Lead Writer) The past few years have been difficult for maternal health. COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to our healthcare system, slowing us down in our efforts to improve the quality and equity of care to help pregnant women survive and thrive.In order to sufficiently address our country’s maternal health crisis, […]

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In New Hampshire, Secretary Becerra Highlighted the Importance of Family Planning and Mental Health Funding

Today, March 4, 2022, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra visited a community health center for youth and families and led two panel discussions highlighting the Biden-Harris administration’s support for family planning programs. and mental health services. Throughout the trip, he spoke with state and federal leaders […]

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Groups Engage Ebonyi Stakeholders on Family Planning –

The high rate of adolescents and youth dropping out of school has become a growing concern among stakeholders in the education and health sectors in Nigeria. Although poverty has been implicated as being at the center of this development, issues of teenage pregnancy and reproductive health in general have been a major concern. The increase […]

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Challenging cultural norms to advocate for family planning

Leila Abdulkeir, twenty-five (Photo) is a woman on a mission. Although she comes from a conservative background, she has chosen a path that is sure to cause concern within her community. Leila lobbies for the adoption of family planning and other sexual and reproductive health rights among her people. We met the little woman from […]

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Framework for engaging the private sector in family planning – Journal

LAHORE: Participants in a multi-stakeholder dialogue presented a model framework for engaging the private sector to improve family planning services in Punjab. Comparative data from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 show that the use of family doctors and pharmacies for family planning services is increasing. Private medical practitioners have enormous potential […]

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Family Health Services opens new location in Blaine County | Local

BELLEVUE — Family Health Services opened a new clinic in Bellevue on Tuesday. The health center is located at 621 N. Main St. and will provide medical services to patients of all ages. Services will expand to include dental, behavioral health and pharmacy in March 2022. This is the 10th addition to the Family Health […]

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NH Executive Advisors Cancel Funding for Family Planning Providers – Again | News

CONCORD, NH — The Executive Council has rejected another effort to provide $1 million in funding for abortion-free reproductive health services for low-income residents at facilities in Concord, Greenland, Claremont, Manchester, Keene, Derry and Exeter. Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette’s repeated request was put on the board’s agenda by Gov. Chris Sununu who […]

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Great Falls Indian Family Health Clinic welcomes psychiatric nurse

Indian Family Health Clinic and Indian Health Service Facility of Great Falls welcomed psychiatric nurse Dr. Deni Fitzpatrick to their team. Fitzpatrick can diagnose and treat mental health needs including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She also specializes in medication management and can offer psychoeducation., where she assesses how patients’ sleep, appetite or daily […]

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Nigerian women face an uphill battle over family planning choices

Against standard of practice, Nigerian health workers, especially in public health facilities, are verifying the marital status of women to decide whether or not to give them contraception, writes Chiamaka Okafor for Bonus time. Unmarried women are often denied contraception while for married women the consent of their husband is usually sought before contraception is […]

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NH Republicans refuse to fund family planning clinics again

CONCORD — Republicans again denied funding for three New Hampshire health clinics on Wednesday over unsubstantiated concerns that public money is paying abortions. The Executive Council’s 4-1 vote marked the second time the Equality Health Center, love health centerand Northern New England Family Planning have been denied funding under a new state requirement that the […]

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Republicans block family planning contracts for the second time | New Hampshire News

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, NH (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday again denied funding for three New Hampshire health clinics over unsubstantiated concerns that public money pays for abortions. The Executive Council’s 4-1 vote marked the second time the Equality Health Center, Lovering Health Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England have been […]

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UNFPA opens two new Family Planning Centers of Excellence and one-stop assistance center [EN/AR] – Iraq

December 13, 2021; Baghdad, Iraq – UNFPA, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs opened a One-Stop Assistance Center (OSAC) in Kirkuk this month with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA ). The center is integrated into a primary health care facility and provides comprehensive gender-based violence […]

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Philadelphia Chapter, The Links, Hosts Family Health Clinic | Local News

On its 75th anniversary, the Philadelphia chapter of The Links Inc. has partnered with the Maternity Care Coalition and the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to provide vaccines and boosters, as well as health care resources. maternal and child health. The health services event recently drew a line of people outside the Dr. Ala Stanford Center […]

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Restoring Women’s Access to Medicaid Family Planning Services

Family planning services allow women to make their own choices about whether and when to have children. These services, which are essential to ensure gender and racial equity and reproductive justice, are not limited to contraception, pregnancy testing and fertility services. For many low-income women, especially those living in states that have not expanded Medicaid, […]

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HHS to invest $35 million in telehealth for family planning

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would make $35 million in U.S. Bailout funding available to Title X family planning providers to bolster their telehealth infrastructure and capacity. Title X family planning clinics help ensure access to a wide range of reproductive health services for low-income or uninsured people. “I’ve […]

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Measuring progress: the Hindu editorial on lessons from the National Family Health Survey-5

Periodic assessment of health and social development indicators is crucial for any country still striving to achieve the ideal standards of the Human Development Index. While NFHS results are generally mixed and improvements in some areas accompany stagnation and deterioration in others, this year there have been dramatic improvements in maternal and child health, sex […]

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Kenya: Lamu still has low use of family planning, official

Four years after the Lamu County government launched a 136 million shillings family planning project, the use of contraceptive services is still low. The Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (PF CIP) was launched in 2018. The program, which was to last three years, aimed to accelerate the uptake of modern contraceptives among women from 43% […]

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A one stop shop for family resource anchors in Marsing

Marsing Superintendent Norm Stewart stands outside The HUB, a community school in the Marsing School District where families can access everything from free food to medical aid. Sami Edge/Idaho EdNews MARSING — A line of adults stood outside the Marsing school district building on a recent Wednesday, waiting their turn to enter a community pantry. […]

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Nigeria: Putting Family Planning First – Lessons from Zimbabwe for Lagos State

Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria continues to face challenges in meeting the health needs of its population, particularly in sexual and reproductive health. Despite cuts in funding from international development partners for family planning (FP) services and the revision of Nigeria’s Family Planning Master Plan (Scaling-up Plan): 2014-2018 to the Family Planning Nigeria […]

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Odisha among the 5 targeted states

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under its MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Mechanism, announced a new family planning initiative for India on Friday. Through this four-year project, he would contribute to the achievement of India’s national family planning (FP) goals. It was designed to meet the FP and Reproductive Health (RH) needs […]

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The cost of family health insurance exceeds $22,000 this year in the United States

The cost of employer-sponsored insurance plans continues to rise at a relatively steady rate, even as a global pandemic has caused dramatic disruptions in how and when people get health care. The findings, released Wednesday, come from the annual report of the California-based Kaiser Family Foundation, which put the average annual premium for family coverage […]

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Care Group acquires Pukekohe Family Health Care to become the largest primary care provider in East Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand, November 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Care Group, a renowned health services provider and integrator, has acquired Pukekohe Family Health Care (PFHC), a large general practice based in Central Pukekohe. The latest acquisition is in line with the group’s vision of strengthening community health by Auckland. The Pukekohe Family Health Care will be […]

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Rebuilding Title X: New Regulations for the Federal Family Planning Program

On October 4, 2021, the Biden administration released final new regulations for the federal Title X family planning program. The new regulations replace those issued by the Trump administration in 2019, which made significant and well-documented changes to the Title X program, resulting in a significant reduction in the size of the Title X network […]

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Venice Family Clinic completes merger with South Bay Family Health Care, expanding reach of services to those in need from the Santa Monica Mountains to South Bay

LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Venice Family Clinic and South Bay Family Health Care, who have together provided more than a century of health care to residents of LA County in need, announced today that they have completed their merger and that they were moving forward as one organization. Operating as the Venice […]

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Child Family Health International (CFHI) Partnership | MUSK

Child Family Health International (CFHI) and the Center for Global Health have partnered through an Institutional Affiliation Agreement to engage MUSC students and interns in a wide variety of community health projects in low-income countries low and intermediate. Providing programs specifically designed for MUSC students and interns, CFHI is a leader in global health education, […]

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HHS Rule Change for Title X Family Planning Puts Patients First, Lifts Harmful Restrictions – Sedona.Biz

Phoenix A-Z (October 18, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule for the Title X program, rolling back Trump-era restrictions and putting patients first, marking a critical step toward restoring access to Title X-funded care for thousands of people across Arizona. “We are deeply grateful that the […]

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Namibia: Family planning remains a huge challenge

REDUCING the vast unmet need for family planning remains a major challenge in Namibia. This was said by the Executive Director of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, while commemorating World Contraception Day at the Neudamm campus of the University of Namibia last week. World Contraception Day aims to promote awareness of contraception and empower […]

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Family Health Service office promises affordable care in Bellevue | Health

Family Health Services, a nonprofit founded in 1982 in Burley, Idaho, will open a new office at 602 N. Main St. in Bellevue this winter. The facility will provide deeply discounted medical, dental and behavioral health services to eligible residents. The new facility will provide a close-to-home option for Wood River Valley residents who traveled […]

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Opening of primary care at the new Cleveland Clinic in Lorain; Amherst Family Health expands its services

LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio – A new primary care clinic in Lorain has started seeing patients, and a family health center in Amherst now offers services to cancer patients. El Centro Cleveland Clinic Outpatient Center The new primary care clinic is housed within the social services agency Lorain El Centro de Servicios Sociales Inc. The Cleveland […]

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Malawi: USAID estimates that 20% of women in Malawi do not have access to family planning methods

One in five women continue to report unmet family planning needs associated with insufficient access to maternal health services, a situation that contributes to early pregnancy and high fertility rates. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Melissa Francis said these factors are in turn the contributing factors to the high number […]

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Kathy Castor: $1.7 million in federal funds directed to Tampa Family Health Center

This week, the United States Rep. Kathy BeaverD-Fla., announced that the Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC) will receive $1.7 million in federal funds as part of the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package signed in March. “This initiative provides funding to health centers to COVID-19[female[feminine-related capital requirements, construction of new facilities, renovation and expansion of existing […]

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$24 Million Federal Grant to NYU Langone Family Health Centers Strengthens Community Health Care for Underserved New Yorkers

The 2-year grant is part of a $350 billion relief program allocated to state and local governments to help individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Family Health Center grant is the second largest in New York State, where 63 qualified federal health centers received funding to strengthen community health care. “Strengthening healthcare infrastructure […]

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$24 Million Grant to NYU Langone Family Health Centers Strengthens Community Health Care for New Yorkers

JNYU Langone Family Health Centers in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, have received a $24 million federal grant through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to advance COVID-19 vaccination and education and expand access to high-quality, comprehensive care in some of New York City’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. The 2-year grant is part of a $350 billion […]

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Family planning contracts for abortion providers rejected along party lines

Executive Advisor Cinde Warmington, D-Concord, discusses Wednesday’s vote. https://youtu.be/KN9_8_BOaIE By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org NASHUA – New Hampshire’s Executive Council voted 4-1 on Wednesday to reject family planning contracts with three reproductive health providers across the state who also provide abortion care with separate funding – Planned Parenthood of Northern New England , Lovering Health Center […]

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‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ says UK | Global Development

The UK government has been urged to open its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health services and environmental damage. In a letter to Alok Sharma, president of the UN climate conference Cop26, an alliance of more than 60 NGOs called […]

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Nigeria: Family Planning Saves Lives – We must get the message out to men and women

A year ago, I met a 26-year-old breastfeeding mother who was a graduate student. She was married and had three children; the youngest was only eight months old. She started using birth control pills after her period returned after giving birth, but hid the pills from her husband. When he discovered them, he forced her […]

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Biden administration begins rolling back Trump’s changes to family planning program

The Biden administration on Wednesday took the first steps to roll back Trump-era restrictions on the Title X-funded family planning program, which effectively barred clinics that referred patients for abortions from receiving federal funding. A proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Wednesday would end up revoking restrictions put in […]

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Family planning in Georgia | Georgia Department of Public Health

Family planning in Georgia | Explore your options | Prepare your visit Find your local coordinator Find your local coordinator Services are available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your local public health clinic for tailored COVID-19 services available in your area. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Family Planning Program provides leadership, guidance, and resources […]

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Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone—Second Avenue

At Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone—Second Avenue, our physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives provide obstetric, gynecologic, and pediatric care. Family Health Centers at NYU Langone We meet the health needs of the whole family through programs focused on primary and specialty medical care, dentistry and social support services. View All Family […]

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Trump administration proposes changes to federal family planning : NPR

A person walks past a family planning clinic on May 18, 2018 in Chicago. Under the new rule, released Friday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs, any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions is ineligible for Title X funding for cover STD prevention, cancer screening and […]

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Title X: The Keystone of Publicly Funded Family Planning in the United States

The Title X national family planning program was created 45 years ago with broad bipartisan support. Today, Congress has Title X — still the only federal grant program dedicated entirely to family planning and related preventive health care — in the crosshairs for deep funding cuts or even elimination. The United States House of Representatives […]