2019 Winter Seasonal Meeting
December 8-10, 2019
Dallas, TX

Sunday, December 8

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Registration

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Opening Reception

Monday, December 9

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Trainings:

Get Out the Vote: Bringing Voter Registration and Mobilization to your Health Center
The 2020 elections are just around the corner, bringing with them opportunity to vote on a myriad of local, state, and federal issues and offices. A key role of safety net sites is to serve as bridge, connecting their client’s available resources, and voter registration programs a permissible, widely adopted activity within many health centers. During this training, you’ll learn how to begin or expand a voter registration and mobilization effort at your health center while staying in compliance with federal laws that prohibit lobbying and electioneering while using federal funds.


• Caitlin Donnelly, Education Director, Nonprofit VOTE

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The 340B Drug Pricing Program for Family Planning Providers
The 340B drug pricing program, which offers discounts on drugs and devices to safety-net providers including Title X- and CDC STD 318-funded health centers, is often a source of confusion for participants. The confusion has only been magnified by departures from the Title X program and entities using different funding streams to access the 340B program. This session will review the basics of 340B, discuss important elements of program compliance, review case study examples, and allow ample time for participants to share real-life scenarios and pose questions.

• Mindy McGrath, Senior Director, Advocacy & Communications, NFPRHA

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Best Practices in Writing Policies, Procedures, and Protocols
Policies, procedures, and clinical protocols play an integral role in providing structure and support to any health care organization. This training will delve into the best practice for writing and maintaining these documents, and participants will have an opportunity to work on their own documents during this training.


• Amanda Kimber, Senior Director, Service Delivery Improvement, NFPRHA
• Penny Dickey, Consultant
• Michael Policar, Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA; Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

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11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Fight for Title X: Litigation Update
NFPRHA is currently in court challenging two different regulations – the Title X rule and the health care refusal rule – in federal court. This session will provide the latest information on both cases and the rules they are challenging, as well as any next steps in the litigation process.


• Robin Summers, Vice President, Health Care Strategy & Analysis, and Senior Counsel, NFPRHA
• Clare Coleman, President and CEO, NFPRHA
• Ruth Harlow, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project

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12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Plenary:

An In-Depth Look at Title X’s Physical Separation Requirement
Arlington Ballroom As the March 4, 2020 deadline approaches, Title X-funded entities have been evaluating how to comply with the Title X final rule’s physical separation requirement. Given differences in how physical separation is discussed in the operative text of the rule, the preamble, and by the Office of Population Affairs, there are numerous interpretations as to which entities physical separation applies as well as the scope of what constitutes sufficient separation. This plenary discussion will highlight the breadth of current understandings of physical separation to allow participants fuller consideration as they evaluate risk and next steps in compliance.


• Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
• Daryn Eikner, Vice President, Service Delivery Improvement, NFPRHA
• Jessica Marcella, Vice President, Advocacy & Communications, NFPRHA
• Robin Summers, Vice President, Health Care Strategy & Analysis, and Senior Counsel, NFPRHA
• Cynthia Harris, Manager, Washington State Department of Health

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1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Break

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Workshops:
Hot Topics in Medicaid
There is significant interest at the federal and state level in using §1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers to make significant changes to Medicaid eligibility, benefits, financing, and administration, much of which could impact publicly funded family planning providers and their patients. With efforts underway to use waivers to move Medicaid towards a block grant structure, big changes could be coming. This session will provide the latest information on §1115 waivers around the country and provide attendees an opportunity to discuss emerging issues.


• Robin Summers, Vice President, Health Care Strategy & Analysis, and Senior Counsel, NFPRHA
• Mara Gandal-Powers, Director of Birth Control Access, National Women’s Law Center
• Mindy McGrath, Senior Director, Advocacy & Communications, NFPRHA
• Jamila Taylor, Director of Healthcare Reform, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

 

Research Updates: Family Planning Integration in FQHC Settings
Several high-profile research projects are examining the facilitators of and barriers to integrating high-quality family planning services into federally qualified health center (FQHC) settings. This session will provide updates on two projects: (1) a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) mixed-methods study of FQHC-based provider perspectives on a contraceptive decision support tool designed to facilitate shared decision making; and (2) a research project on the feasibility of assessing all reproductive aged patients for family planning service needs. The session will conclude with discussion of how research findings can inform the integration of patient-centered family planning services in FQHC settings.


• Susan Rubin, Reproductive Health Research Director, Family Physician, Institute for Family Health
• Christine Dehlendorf, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Family & Community Medicine, Director, Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program, University of California, San Francisco

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Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Needs of Sex Workers
Individuals who engaged in sex work – the selling or exchange of sex for money or other resources – often go unrecognized in family planning settings. Sex workers may omit details about their sexual histories and behaviors when accessing care due to the reluctance to report illegal activity and concerns about health care provider bias. These individuals also may wish to avoid popular conflations of sex work with human trafficking. This session will explore the health risks associated with sex work, preventive health measures, and what family planning programs can do to create a space where this special population feels comfortable accessing sexual and reproductive health care.


• Pratima Gupta, Medical Director, St. James Infirmary
• Dominika Seidman, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

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Communicating Title X’s Value Proposition
With serious attacks facing the Title X family planning program, NFPRHA and its members’ ability to defend and articulate the value of the services provided in the program and their impact on patients is of utmost importance. In seeking to refresh and hone in on the best messaging to illustrate the family planning program’s value, this session will focus on new ideas and underscore critical messaging elements utilized in various settings across the provider network. Gain perspective from a fellow NFPRHA member as well as NFPRHA staff on message development in tough political environments and review some of the latest polling data about family planning and reproductive health from Lake Research Partners.


• Cate Gormley, Vice President, Lake Research Partners
• Michelle Trupiano, Executive Director, Missouri Family Health Council, Inc.
• Audrey Sandusky, Senior Director, Advocacy & Communications, NFPRHA

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3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

Plenary: Crafting a Framework for Contraceptive Access Initiatives
In 2018, the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program commenced a review of contraceptive access initiatives across the country. Out of this review came a forward-thinking “person-centered contraceptive care framework” that is intended to serve as a blueprint for thinking about how to design population-level contraceptive access initiatives moving forward. During this session, presenters from UCSF will summarize their observations on what the evolution of contraceptive access initiatives has looked like; from there, they will delve into recommendations for how contraceptive access initiatives can incorporate principles of patient-centeredness and equity.


• Christine Dehlendorf, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Family & Community Medicine, Director, Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program, University of California, San Francisco

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4:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

FQHC Affinity Group Meeting

Attendance by invitation only. 

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

State Family Planning Administrators Meeting

Attendance by invitation only. 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Municipalities Affinity Group

Attendance by invitation only. 

Tuesday, December 10

 

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

Title X Service Grantee Session
Attendance by invitation only. Breakfast will be served.

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

Former Title X Service Grantee Session
Attendance by invitation only. Breakfast will be served.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Plenary:

Family Planning Updates
Arlington Ballroom In fall 2019, NFPRHA conducted comprehensive Title X assessments at the state and grantee levels, with the goal of better understanding recent shifts in the Title X service delivery landscape between 2018 and late 2019 that have been largely attributed to the implementation of the Title X rule. Over the same period, there have been several family planning research and clinical updates that have implications for new evidenced-based practices. During this plenary, NFPRHA will review preliminary findings from the data collection project and discuss key practice updates that may affect family planning service delivery.


• Amanda Kimber, Senior Director, Service Delivery Improvement, NFPRHA
• Michael Policar, Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA; Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

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10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Workshops:
Advocacy in a Hostile Policy Environment
Continuing to advocate for family planning programs can be difficult in the face of significant opposition from legislatures, governors, and other policymakers. Being an advocate in these situations can be a disheartening and overwhelming endeavor. During this session, the speakers will discuss their experiences as advocates in hostile policy environments and share their strategies and advice with participants.


• Kami Geoffray, CEO, Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas
• Tisha Reed, Reproductive Health Program Manager, Louisiana Department of Health

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Lessons Learned from Contraceptive Access Initiatives
Contraceptive access initiatives work on the population-level to address barriers that prevent patients of reproductive age from obtaining high-quality contraceptive services, including cost, payment and practice policies, logistical barriers, and gaps in provider knowledge and proficiency. This workshop will explore the experiences and lessons learned by three statewide contraceptive access initiatives. Attendees who have participated in initiatives not represented on the panel are encouraged to attend and share their insights during the session’s discussion period.


• Kyl Myers, Research Assistant Professor, Family Planning Division, and Program Director at Family Planning Elevated
• Sarah Kelley, Acting Chief Operating Officer, New Morning Foundation
• Nancy Schoenfeld, Consultant, DC Family Planning Project

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Allocation of Resources
Determining how to allocate limited resources is a challenge for program administrators regardless of the source of funding. The workshop will highlight the methodologies used by a variety of agencies as they award funding to their subrecipients and service sites.


• Katherine Humphrey, Reproductive Health Program Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
• Bernadette Mason, Director of Program Quality & Performance, Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas

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12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Closing Plenary:

The Road Ahead: NFPRHA's Forecast and Plans for 2020
The year ahead comes with many challenges and opportunities as NFPRHA, its members, and allies work to protect and restore the family planning safety net. With a major election in view, a continued partisan divide in Congress, and expected action by the courts, the events of 2020 both at the state and federal levels are fundamental to family planning stakeholders' capacity to ensure high-quality family planning and sexual health care access across the country. This session led by NFPRHA's CEO and senior staff will discuss what lies ahead and the associated work by NFPRHA that sets the stage for our collective mission.


• Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
• Daryn Eikner, Vice President, Service Delivery Improvement, NFPRHA
• Jessica Marcella, Vice President, Advocacy & Communications, NFPRHA
• Robin Summers, Vice President, Health Care Strategy & Analysis, and Senior Counsel, NFPRHA

 

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