Title X

For more than 40 years, the Title X (ten) family planning program has served as the nation’s only dedicated source of federal funding for family planning. Annually funded by Congress through the discretionary appropriations process, the Title X program supports high-quality, culturally sensitive family planning services and other preventive health care for low-income, under-insured and uninsured individuals who may otherwise lack access to health care.


As the lead national advocacy organization for the Title X family planning program, NFPRHA spearheads efforts to promote resources and support for the program on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies, and in national coalitions. NFPRHA works to bolster support for expanded funding opportunities for Title X and develops strategies to reinforce the importance of the publicly funded family planning network and its integral role as a part of the public health safety net. NFPRHA further works to preserve the integrity of the program as a supporter of a diverse network of high quality family planning providers. Click here for the latest key facts and statistics about the Title X program.


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 NFPRHA's Position

Title X

The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) believes that the Title X family planning program is a critical underpinning of the public health safety-net infrastructure that serves millions of low-income people. This federal program should be preserved and strengthened to ensure that the millions of women and men who rely on the varied network of providers participating in the Title X program can continue to access high-quality, culturally responsive family planning and sexual health services.

Happening Now

  • In March 2017, a record number of members of the US House of Representatives called for $327 million for Title X in FY19 appropriations. 
  • In February 2018, HHS issued a Title X funding annoucement that includes concerning conditions for the network. NFPRHA was featured in a Politico article about the annoucement. Review the 2018 FOA here.
  • In August 2017, the Office of Population Affairs released it's 2016 Family Planning Annual Report.


Other Resources

  • Contraceptive Needs and Services, 2014 Update (PDF) - Guttmacher Institute report providing state and national data on current status of contraceptive needs and services in the US and the impact these services have had on reducing unintended pregnancy and the cost savings to the public (September 2016).

For additional resources & information, access NFPRHA fact sheets and federal comments by issue or read NFPRHA's publications and recent press statements.

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