March 2022
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New Introduction to Fidelity eLearning course and updated Birth Control Method Options Chart

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*Updated* Birth Control Method Options Chart 
[instant download] 

We recently updated this easy-to-use chart that supports quality, client-centered contraceptive counseling conversations between providers and clients. We revised the tool to reflect FDA approval of vaginal gel for pregnancy prevention and of the LNG-IUD for pregnancy prevention for now up to seven years, in addition to wording changes to make the tool more user-friendly. Download the job aid in English or Spanish.

*NEW* Family Planning Coding Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
[instant download]

This new job aid from the RHNTC provides answers to frequently asked questions that Title X clinical services providers, billing staff, and/or grantee staff may have about coding for family planning services, preventive medicine visits, and telehealth visits. It also reflects updated evaluation and management (E/M) guidance that went into effect on January 1, 2021. Download the job aid.

*NEW* Engaging TPP Program Partners: Slide Deck Templates
[instant download]

The RHNTC developed slide deck templates to help TPP programs engage both potential and existing partners, showcase services, and disseminate program findings. Versions for both Tier 1 Replication Grantees and Tier 2 Innovation and Impact Network Grantees are available for programs to adapt. 

*NEW* Introduction to Fidelity eLearning
[0.5 hour]

This eLearning course provides an overview of fidelity and the importance of fidelity monitoring in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program for grantee and implementing organizations. The course includes examples of the roles and responsibilities facilitators, administrators, observers, and evaluators may play in fidelity monitoring, as well as reflection prompts to connect the course content to your program. Register for the course.

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Reinforcing Loops for Systems Change in TPP Programs Webinar
Wednesday, March 24 at 3–4pm ET

If you want to make meaningful, lasting change, you have to be able to identify causal connections and leverage reinforcing feedback. The ability to make causal connections and identify interdependencies in systems in order to see the big picture is what systems thinking is all about. This webinar, facilitated by Sheri Marlin, M.Ed., of Waters Center for Systems Thinking, will share examples from a TPP program to help build your skills in identifying the causal links in your TPP program and the broader system. Register for the webinar.

Building a Supportive Environment for Staff Retention in Family Planning Settings Webinar
Thursday, April 14 3–4pm ET

Staff retention has been a long-standing challenge for many Title X agencies, a reality made worse by the pandemic. Join us for a webinar sharing concrete solutions and frameworks to help your agency reduce burnout among staff and retain your workforce. Dr. Julie Rennecker, BSN, PhD will outline actionable next steps for building a supportive organizational climate to increase staff retention within family planning settings. This webinar is intended for those in management level positions, including Title X program managers, administrators, clinic directors, HR staff, etc. Register for the webinar.

Measure and Monitor Financial Performance Indicators: Office Hours for Title X Staff
Wednesday, April 27 at 3–4pm ET

Is your Title X agency unsure how to create an efficient and effective revenue cycle management process or in need of a refresher? The key is to measure and monitor financial performance indicators. This 1-hour session—the first of three interactive office hours on financial practices this year—will focus on how financial performance indicators can help you improve the revenue cycle management process and is intended for Title X staff (specifically office managers, executive directors, and/or finance managers). Debbie Sullivan, a health care consultant and former Title X grantee Chief Operating Officer, will provide an overview and RHNTC staff will share related resources and tools. Register for the office hours.

In Case You Missed It

Check out the recordings of some of our recent webinars:

Upcoming Clinician Café: Providing Family Planning Services to Patients with Substance Use Disorders 
March 28–April 1, 2022

Join the NCTCFP from March 28–April 1 for a Clinician Café on how substance use can affect how people access sexual and reproductive health care and strategies clinicians can use in providing care to these clients. This Clinician Cafe is co-sponsored by the Prevention Technology Transfer Center and Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network Coordinating Offices. A Clinician Café is a virtual, multi-modal learning platform devoted to a topic in family planning and offers continuing education credits. Register for the Clinician Café. 

New Podcast Episodes on Teen Dating Violence and Maternal Health
[20-30 minutes]

Two new episodes of The Family Planning Files are now available. Episodes can be downloaded or streamed to your device. 

  • An Introduction to Teen Dating Violence: In this episode, The NCTCFP speaks with Liz Miller, MD, PhD from the University of Pittsburgh about teen dating violence and how family planning clinicians can address it in their practices. Listen to the podcast.
  • The Intersection of Maternal Health and Cardiovascular Disease: In this episode, the NCTCFP speaks to Dr. Karen Florio about the intersection of maternal health and cardiovascular disease, how pregnancy can affect heart health and vice versa, and ways family planning clinicians can address these issues in their own practices. Listen to the podcast.
Teen Dating Violence Article of Interest 

This article can assist clinical services providers with understanding teen dating violence and identifying risk markers for adolescents who may be at risk for victimization in their romantic relationships. Obtain CE credit by reading the articles and completing a quiz about the content (1.0 CNE and CPH available). Read the article on HealthEKnowledge.

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