HHS Title X Family Planning Fund Announcement
The Title X Family Planning program is a 3-year, collaborative grant of $1.7 million per year with the long-term goal of improving the family planning and reproductive health outcomes of individuals and families that often lack access to life-saving and life-giving care. To reach that goal, service providers will provide a broad range of Title X services, expanding high-quality family planning and related health-care services for 36,000 low-income residents and people experiencing poverty over three years. These services include:
- Pregnancy information and counseling that includes pregnancy testing, prenatal education and care, and ultrasound examination
- Family planning services, such as reproductive planning, preventative services, and training in fertility awareness-based methods (natural family planning)
- Services for adolescents, such as sexual risk avoidance education, and counseling
These services will be provided by six grant subrecipients at 21 family clinic locations serving more than 90 cities across three California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, and Santa Clara.
This grant opens up a new avenue of health care choices for low income and underserved women and their families in California. Many women want the opportunity to visit a professional, comprehensive health care facility – not an abortion clinic – for their health care needs; this grant will give them that choice.
The Obria Group, Inc. is the main grant recipient and will oversee the work of the seven subrecipients including three of its own California affiliates.
Obria is a nonprofit affiliate network of full-service medical clinics providing professional, comprehensive, and life-affirming care to low income women and men across the country.
The Obria medical advisory board consists of acclaimed medical professionals including ob-gyns, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Obria currently has a total of eight affiliates operating 21 clinics in five states along with eleven mobile clinics targeting areas where it is most needed.
These clinics are staffed with 126 employees including 78 licensed medical professionals – doctors and nurses – providing comprehensive care including: tests for pregnancy, ultrasound, Pap smears, STD testing and treatment, and HIV/AIDS testing, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and full prenatal care. In addition, Obria has a telemedicine capability reducing the barrier to quality care through a specialized smartphone app. Obria clinics also provide parenting classes, adoption counseling and referral, sexual risk avoidance education, as well as referrals to other health and legal resources. Obria clinics do not provide contraceptives and do not do abortions, offering women and their families healthy, life-affirming care.
Obria is fully licensed, and five of the eight affiliates have been nationally accredited by AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) with the other three in process. The AAAHC Certification of Accreditation “demonstrates an organization’s commitment to provide safe, high quality services to its patients. It is recognized by third party payers, medical professional associations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies, and the public.” [https://www.aaahc.org/about/]
While Obria is expanding its network with another 15 pending affiliates with 20 clinics, this Title X grant money will be used to expand services to low income individuals and families in four California counties.
The seven grant subrecipients include three Obria affiliates and three other comprehensive health care providers:
- Obria Real Options (RO)
- Obria Women Pregnancy Care (WPCC)
- Obria Southern California Inc. (OMC SoCal)
- Horizons Pregnancy Care
- Hurtt Family Clinics
- Share Our Selves
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