Preliminary Agenda

Agenda is subject to change

Saturday, March 17

Lunch served at 11:15a.m.

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Sunday, March 18




Pre-registration required.

State Family Planning Administrator 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
More information coming soon.

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.


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.



An Introduction to Change Management Models
This workshop would introduce several popular change management models and theories and explore how they can be applied in a family planning setting.

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?
The federal government recently moved to end the 84 grants funded through the Office of Adolescent Health’s (OAH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in 2018 (instead of 2020). 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.


NFPRHA Orientation
All are welcome.


Opening Night Reception in Exhibit Hall
All are welcome.

Monday, March 19




Membership Meeting



Beyond the Beads: Fertility Awareness Methods
The number of Title X patients who indicated that fertility awareness methods (FAM) 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 FAM with patients as well as technologies available to support its use.

Deconstructing Unconscious Bias
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. This training will reveal how unconscious bias works and how it impacts work in a health care setting.

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
More information coming soon.


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
More information coming soon.

Informed Consent and Adolescence
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 providing sensitive services to teens given that the adolescent brain is still developing. 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 2018
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.


Family Planning Councils of American
By invitation only.

State Family Planning Administrators
By invitation only.

Tuesday, March 20

7:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.






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.

Recent Trends in Title X Program Reviews
Title X program reviews not only monitor grantees’ compliance with regulations and policies but also are designed to assess the quality of services delivered. In this session, grantees and sub-recipients that have recently undergone program reviews will reflect on their experiences, offering insights into what they wish they’d done differently to prepare and how they pursued corrective actions. Recent trends in program reviews will also be presented.

11:45a.m.-1:15p.m. The Art of Decision Making
Lunch will be served.
Decision making is a complicated process that involves more than facts, figures and empirical evidence. This session will examine other factors that contribute to decisions including habit, emotion, time and social interaction.

1:45p.m.-3:00p.m. Workshops

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.

IPV and Human Trafficking
More information coming soon.

Pregnancy Intention Screening Performance Measures
Pregnancy intention screening refers to the practice of assessing a patient’s pregnancy plans and preferences and is related or synonymous with reproductive life planning. Researchers across the nation are working to develop a coordinated research strategy, with the goal of producing evidence about the benefits of pregnancy intention screening and validated performance measures for use in family planning and primary care settings. This workshop will provide an overview of approaches for screening for pregnancy intention and the state of current research.

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.


The Undermining of the Social Safety Net
More information coming soon.


Griswold v. Connecticut Gala Reception
Tickets required. Offsite location announced soon.

Wednesday, March 21




Hill Education Day
Transportation and breakfast provided.

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