Conference Agenda

Updated: March 11, 2018
Agenda is subject to change

Saturday, March 17

Lunch served at 11:15a.m.

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Sunday, March 18




Networking Lounge
Sponsored by Nonstop Wellness


Board Meeting
By invitation only.


Pre-registration required.

State Family Planning Administrators' Academy
This training is by invitation only for members of the State Family Planning Administrators (SFPA). The four-session academy will provide in-depth information and strategic conversation about publicly funded family planning that recognizes the unique role and considerations of state employees working in family planning.

Creating Efficiencies by Examining Capacity and Demand
This foundational training will provide an overview of how capacity and demand shape health center operations and share best practice strategies for maximizing both. Emphasis will be placed on using quality improvement and repeat rapid improvement cycles to improve key clinic efficiency indicators.

Incorporating the Reproductive Justice Framework
In this training, participants will examine the concepts of reproductive justice and intersectionality, and consider how some practices, policies, and priorities [e.g., directive approaches to contraceptive counseling, promotion of long acting reversible contraception (LARC), barriers to LARC removal] can be at odds with these concepts. Participants will explore the benefits of taking a reproductive justice approach to providing family planning care, and consider concrete ways to develop policies and practices that align with the reproductive justice framework.

Back-end Revenue Cycle Boot Camp
This hands-on training will focus on the back-end activities of revenue cycle management in clinical settings. Participants will prepare their own data in advance of the session to bring with them for use in activities. Facilitators will utilize data from participants to conduct exercises in interpreting and addressing these examples. Areas of focus will include: working accounts receivable (A/R), working denial management, and interpreting select key performance indicators (KPI).


Medicaid Peer-to-Peer: Making Sense of Medicaid
Pre-registration required. Lunch will be served.
Waivers? SPAs? Freedom of choice? Per-capita caps? If the terminology of Medicaid and Medicaid-funded family planning leaves your head spinning, this is the session for you. NFPRHA staff will break down the basics of Medicaid and current trends. This session is designed for participants who are new to the field of family planning or new to Medicaid.


Clinical Overview: Mirena® (levonorgestrel-releasing
intrauterine system) 52 mg, Kyleena® (levonorgrestrelreleasing
intrauterine system) 19.5 mg and Skyla®
(levonorgrestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 13.5 mg
Presented by Bayer
Bayer Medical Affairs representatives will review safety and efficacy information on Bayer’s Levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine systems (LNG-IUS): Mirena, Kyleena, and Skyla. Didactic session will be followed by hands on clinical simulation practice inserting the Bayer IUDs, using multiple pelvic models.
By invitation only. Lunch will be served.


It Counts: The Census and How It Impacts Public Funding for Safety-Net Programs
Census data help guide the federal government’s disbursement of nearly $600 billion a year of federal dollars to state/local governments to support such programs as Medicaid, Medicare, highway construction, school lunch programs, public housing and Head Start. Unfortunately, the Census faces significant challenges in Congress and the Government Accountability Office has already put the 2020 census on its list of high-risk projects due to uncertainty about its budget and technology, and Americans’ increasing distrust of government data collection. Join us as we discuss the implications that congressional threats have on future federal appropriations.



Beyond Checking the Box: Demonstrating Compliance—Part 1
The FY18 Title X Federal Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requires that grantees have systems in place for ensuring adherence with program requirements, including legislative mandates related to family participation and the mandatory notification and reporting of abuse.This inclusion highlights the FOA’s focus on implementing new program priorities; however, it also addresses a common and enduring finding in grantee Title X Program Reviews—not having adequate systems in place to demonstrate service sites and sub-recipients’ compliance with program requirements. This finding may point to several issues: incomplete or outdated written policies and procedures; new employee orientations and periodic training updates not taking place; inadequate documentation of training attendance; and a lack of systems for periodically monitoring service sites and sub-recipients. This two-part workshop will review the components of a compliance plan; outline the requirements and priorities that “must” and “should” be included in Title X grantees’ compliance plans and examine how grantees can successfully implement compliance plans across their Title X networks.

An Introduction to Legal Action
Increasingly, legal action is a tactic that many agencies employ to protect their essential policies and programs. This workshop will be a primer on the litigation process, delving into key terms and the factors that are often taken into consideration, as well as how the litigation process works – from the initial complaint to having a case go to the Supreme Court.

Family Planning and PrEP
Rates of HIV infection, especially among youth and minority populations, continue to be a public health concern in the United States. Family planning providers can support HIV infection prevention efforts by expanding patients’ access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). In this session, we will learn more about current clinical guidance and policies on PrEP, and discuss ways to integrate PrEP into family planning settings.

OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees: What’s Next?
In its FY 2018 budget proposal, the federal government did not recommend continued funding of 84 grants through the Office of Adolescent Health’s (OAH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Publicly funded family planning and sexual health service providers receive many of these grants, and even more are involved with grant-funded programs as sub-awardees and partners. In this workshop, current Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees will share planned strategies for sustaining this important work should funding end in 2018 (instead of 2020).


NFPRHA Orientation
All are welcome.


FQHC Affinity Group Meeting
By invitation only.


Opening Night Reception in Exhibit Hall
All are welcome.

Monday, March 19




Networking Lounge
Sponsored by Nonstop Wellness


Importance of Health Care Provider–Patient Dialogue in
Presented by Merck
During this session, participants will discuss the importance of dialogue for selection of the most appropriate method of contraception and how to efficiently and effectively implement a nondaily contraceptive in clinical practice. The characteristics of, and clinical data for nondaily contraceptives also will be presented.


Membership Meeting
Federal Policy in Brief: Health Care Refusals
NFPRHA’s Board Chair and President & CEO will present on a range of topics, including the association’s strategic priorities, recent challenges, and how NFPRHA will support the needs across the membership in the months to come.
All are welcome.


Presentation from the Office of Population Affairs
Susan Moskosky from the Office of Population Affairs will join the NFPRHA meeting for a discussion about Title X, including recently released administration program priorities.



Beyond the Beads: Fertility Awareness-Based Methods
The number of Title X patients who indicated that fertility awareness methods (FABM) was their primary contraceptive method has increased over the past ten years, with approximately 16,000 patients choosing this method in 2016. In this session, we’ll learn about the best practices for discussing FA with patients as well as technologies available to support its use.

Deconstructing Implicit Racial Bias
Implicit racial bias refers to the negative and harmful beliefs that unconsciously affect interpersonal interactions. In this training, participants will be introduced to implicit bias through the framework of racial microaggressions.

How to Design on a Shoestring
As technology improves, designing high-quality materials does not always require expensive design software or outsourcing to a design consultant or firm. NFPRHA’s communications team will teach key elements of design and share various tips and tricks with readily accessible software, like Word and PowerPoint, to help strengthen the visual presentation of various products.

How to Develop and Maintain Policies and Procedures
Policies and procedures are designed to streamline processes, set expectations and provide a definitive source of reference for staff. Successful agencies have processes in place for the development, approval, review, revision of these documents as well as solid plans for the education and training of staff.

After this interactive workshop, participants will be able to: describe best practices for developing policies and procedures; identify strategies that support successful and sustained implementation of policies and procedures; and describe processes to ensure policies and procedures are effectively maintained, updated and archived.


NFPRHA Awards Luncheon


A Conversation on Medicaid
The Medicaid landscape is shifting more than any time in recent memory, with the administration authorizing never-before-granted policies and states seeking to find new ways to use Medicaid dollars and reshape programs. This session will feature a conversation with Medicaid experts about where the program has been and where it is today, state and federal priorities, and what family planning providers and administrators can expect through 2018.



A Patient-Centered Approach to LGBTQ+ Care
The Quality Family Planning (QFP) guidelines recommend a patient-centered approach to ensure services are delivered in a culturally competent manner that allows the needs of all clients to be met. This workshop will build knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) patients. This session will provide the skills to explain LGBTQ+ definitions and concepts, address risk factors that contribute to health disparities among LGBTQ+ populations, and present strategies to overcome barriers to effectively provide care in cross-cultural situations.

Hot Topics in Medicaid: Current Efforts to Expand Family Planning Access in States
On the federal level and in some states, the structure and integrity of the Medicaid program have been in the crosshairs for the past year or more. In this complicated and partisan political environment, any type of expansion of Medicaid may seem like an impossibility in most states. Despite the potential pitfalls, some states are currently exploring their options to establish new Medicaid family planning expansion programs or expand on an existing program. Join speakers from three of these states and learn more about the barriers, opportunities, and potential avenues to success.

Informed Consent under the Age of Majority: Policies and Best Practices for Discussing Medical Care with Adolescents
Informed consent is an essential part of high-quality care, particularly in the context of sensitive services such as family planning. The medical community has acknowledged that there are unique considerations around discussing and providing services to teens. This session will focus on how to appropriately seek informed consent/assent by teen patients and mitigate potential, unintended coercion.

Preparing for Hill Education Day
This preparatory session is highly recommended for NFPRHA members participating in Hill Education Day on Wednesday, March 21. Participants will have the opportunity to meet other attendees going to the same meetings and plan those visits, including coordinating messages and roles. NFPRHA staff will also provide an overview of day-of logistics and share NFPRHA’s goals and key messages for meetings with congressional offices, while returning Hill Education Day participants will share their tips for successful meetings.


Title X Service Grantees Meeting
By invitation only.


Family Planning Councils of America Meeting
By invitation only.

Tuesday, March 20




Networking Lounge
Sponsored by Nonstop Wellness


Patients, Not Profits: Our Mission to Expand Access
Presented by Medicines360
Medicines360 discusses its unique approach to help ensure women everywhere have access to quality women’s health products at a price they can afford.


Roundtables for Title X Service Grantees
By invitation only.


Roundtables for Non-Title X Service Grantees



Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Opioid use disorder is increasing at alarming rates in the United States, and publicly funded family planning providers are uniquely positioned to help address this epidemic. Family planning providers can ensure individuals with opioid use disorders have access to non-judgmental contraceptive services and preconception care and can serve as a pathway to evidence-based treatment.

An Introduction to the Regulatory Process and Administrative Advocacy
A companion workshop session to “An Introduction to Congressional Advocacy,” this workshop will provide an overview of executive actions commonly used by administrations to advance federal policies, with an emphasis on the federal regulatory process. Participants will learn about various administrative advocacy tactics to respond to these actions. NFPRHA staff will also discuss the association’s administrative advocacy strategy, including the factors NFPRHA considers when it decides whether to engage and when to ask NFPRHA members to partner in that engagement.

How to Work with the News Media
This workshop will highlight proven tactics to work with reporters and deliver effective messages about publicly funded family planning through the news media. A panel of health policy reporters will provide insights on the story development process, the essential story elements they rely on from issue advocates, and characteristics of newsworthy story pitches. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice constructing a story pitch and hear feedback from reporters on that effort.

Beyond Checking the Box: Demonstrating Compliance—Part 2
This workshop continues the “Beyond Checking the Box: Demonstrating Compliance” discussion, Part 1 of which took place during the Sunday afternoon workshop sessions. Please refer to page 13 for the complete description.


TIME’S UP: The Increased Profile of Gender-Based Violence and What Family Planning Providers Can Do To Help
In recent months, increasing numbers of individuals who have experienced sexual harassment and violence have come forward to disclose their experiences. Health care providers may see a corresponding rise in identified cases, as health care settings have long provided a unique opportunity for patients to divulge gender-based violence because of trusting relationships and confidentiality. Join this presentation to hear how health care providers can improve practices to support patients who experience gender-based violence.

The heightened attention to gender-based violence has also given rise to the TIME’S UP movement and its Legal Defense Fund to subsidize legal support for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. TIME’S UP is intended to prioritize support for low-income individuals and may be a useful resource for patient in safety-net settings. During this presentation, you’ll hear about the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and how you can connect patients in need to this resource.



An Introduction to Congressional Advocacy
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of tactics to engage and educate members of Congress about family planning. During the session, participants will learn best practices for contacting their members of Congress, including how to set up a DC or in-district meeting, and how to convey compelling messages when interacting with lawmakers and congressional staff. Participants will have an opportunity to role play in-person meetings, practice distilling complex policy issues into succinct talking points, and rehearse responses to difficult questions.

At Your Doors: Responding to Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking in Health Care Settings
Given that safety-net family planning providers deliver sensitive services to vulnerable populations and are sometimes the only connection patients have to health care services, it is especially important that health center staff know how to identify and assist victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking. This session will build knowledge and stills on how to identify and support patients who may be the victims of violence and/or abuse seeking medical services.

Reproductive Intention Counseling in Measurement and Practice
Reproductive intention counseling is the practice of exploring a patient’s reproductive life plan in a patient-centered conversation. This workshop will provide an overview of approaches for counseling on reproductive intention, discuss programs’ experiences with standardizing this practice, and examine the benefits and limitations of implementing reproductive intention performance measures in real-world settings.

Telehealth: Policy and Technology
This session will include representatives from the two national telehealth resource centers: The Center for Connected Health Policy and National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center to provide an overview of state laws and reimbursement policies and criteria for selecting appropriate technologies for a telehealth program.


Abandoning the Underserved: A Look at the Political Shift Away from Safety-Net Programs
In the last year, there has been an increased focus on social safety-net programs, such as Medicaid and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, by Congress and the White House, and a change in the tone around the social safety net and the people served by it. This session will feature a discussion among experts about the various current and future challenges ahead at the federal level to undermine
core social safety-net programs: from entitlement reform to cutting funding for core programs, to everything in between.


Conference Closing


Griswold v. Connecticut Annual Reception
Join family planning providers and advocates at NFPRHA’s annual fundraising reception to celebrate the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for the family planning and sexual health care services that NFPRHA members provide. Ticket holders only.
Offsite location
FHI360, Academy Hall, 8th Floor
Tickets may be purchased at registration or online.

Wednesday, March 21




Hill Education Day
Transportation and breakfast provided.

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