Mission: Family planning
Programs: The council ensures access to family planning services by administering the title x family planning program for 55 of iowa's 99 counties. Through the title x program, reproductive healthcare services are provided to women, men, and adolescents in iowa. In addition to clinical services, title x focuses on community education, outreach, and family involvement. These efforts occur at the state and local level to make the public aware of family planning services as a part of an overall health promotion and disease prevention strategy. Evidence-based health education services are provided to youth and adults on a variety of topics including contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and health relationships. The council uses a provider network of 10 subcontracts that provide confidential family planning services at 20 clinics located across the state. During fy2018, 23,189 women and men received title x funded family planning services these services are provided to all persons who desire such services regardless of their ability to pay. As part of the program, 4,277 pap tests and 6,626 clinical breast exams were provided to women in iowa. Also, 28,927 sexually transmitted infection tests, and 4,920 hiv tests were provided to women and men in iowa. 85% of those served had household incomes below 250% of the federal poverty guideline; 57% of those served had household incomes below 100% of the federal poverty guideline.
the family planning council is a partner in the national effort to implement prevention strategies to reduce complications, especially infertility, caused by chlamydia. The community based screening services is a cdc sponsored initiative that brings together sexually transmitted disease programs and family planning programs to identify young women with chlamydia and treat them and their partners. Under the direction of council staff, chlamydia and gonorrhea screening and testing are conducted in
training and the provision of information are an important component of assuring access to high quality reproductive healthcare. Fpci develops and provides programs and events that give educational information and training on health issues to healthcare professionals and to the general public. In fy 2018, fpci sponsored 6 training events for healthcare workers with 262 participants. Through fpci's community education programs with the subcontracting agencies, 39,517 individuals participated in 3