For Immediate Release: October 3, 2023 
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, asandusky@nfprha.org  

Federal Report Shows Nearly 1 Million More People Received Title X Care in 2022  

Washington, DC –  Data released today in the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs’ Family Planning Annual Report (FPAR) showed a consequential 56% increase in patients seen in Title X-funded health centers over the previous year. This clear evidence of the need for Title X-supported care comes as the House Appropriations Committee is proposing to eliminate the program. In 2022, the number of patients served rose from 1.7 million to 2.6 million, and service sites increased by almost 1,000. Among patients seeking Title X-funded care, including contraceptive care, STI testing and treatment, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and HIV prevention services, 60% were living at or below the federal poverty level, which was $13,590 for individuals in 2022. 

“Today’s report shows a glimmer of good news for the nation’s family planning program, as its provider network is working overtime with inadequate resources to restore access to care following the disastrous effects of both the 2019 program rule and the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA). “We are thrilled to see this growth, but we are still a long way from repairing the damage done to this essential public health program. Title X needs more funding to meet the growing demand for care in communities.” 

The Title X program has been flat funded by Congress for nine years. If enacted, the House fiscal year 2024 funding bill would eliminate funding for the program altogether. Meanwhile, the Senate proposes flat funding of $286.5 million for Title X in its funding bill despite the White House requesting $512 million for the program.  

Find the 2022 Family Planning Annual Report here.  

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NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit nationalfamilyplanning.org. 

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