February 2022
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New episodes of the RHNTC podcast, digital communication tools, and resources to engage caregivers

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*NEW* Introducing the Reproductive Well-Being Framework Podcast Series
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The latest episodes of the RHNTC podcast explore the Reproductive Well-Being Framework. Hosted by Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, CEO of Power to Decide, this three-episode series provides an overview of the framework and how this approach can support clients to make their own decisions related to sexuality and reproduction throughout their lives. Listen and subscribe to the RHNTC podcast.

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Hypertension Resources for American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease and what you can do to prevent it. The RHNTC and NCTCFP have compiled hypertension tools that can support family planning providers in helping to prevent heart disease and hypertension by implementing best practices for hypertension prevention, diagnosis, and control in reproductive health care settings. Explore the resources.

*NEW* Tips for Using a Trauma-Informed Lens to Develop or Select I&E Materials Job Aid
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This job aid offers tips and strategies for developing informational and educational (I&E) materials—or selecting them from other sources—using a trauma-informed lens and approach. Download the job aid. 

This tool is part of the I&E Materials Toolkit, designed to support Title X grantees and subrecipients in developing a review and approval process for I&E materials developed or made available under the project, prior to their distribution. The I&E Materials Toolkit was recently updated to comply with the 2021 Title X Regulations.

*NEW* Digital Communication Tools for TPP Programs
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When was the last time your Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program assessed whether your social media channels are working for you? TPP programs can use these two job aids to get an overview of best practices for different digital channels (including social media), and to conduct an assessment of their organization’s digital channels and identify opportunities for improvement.

*NEW* Resources for TPP Programs to Engage Caregivers
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Two new resources can help TPP program staff engage with caregivers:

  • The Develop an Elevator Pitch to Engage Caregivers Job Aid is intended to support staff in developing a short and compelling speech they can use to share information that will compel caregivers to engage in the program and understand the barriers to caregiver involvement.
  • Talking with Teens about Sex: Resources for Caregivers includes a list of online resources designed to prepare caregivers to have conversations with their teens about sex and other sensitive topics. TPP programs should vet the resources before sharing them with caregivers. 
*Updated* Pregnancy Testing & Counseling eLearning
[1 hour]

This eLearning course can help individuals provide Title X-compliant pregnancy testing and counseling, a core family planning service. The course has been updated to comply with 2021 Title X Regulations, which state that all clients must be offered the opportunity to be provided information and counseling regarding each of the following options: prenatal care and delivery; infant care, foster care, or adoption; and pregnancy termination. Participants can earn 2.0 contact hours of CE for completing the course. Register for the course.

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Increasing Access to Title X Services through Telehealth: Lessons from the Field
Thursday, February 24, 3–4pm ET

Have you wondered how other Title X agencies are addressing challenges related to scaling up telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us for an interactive, discussion-based webinar that will recap lessons learned about providing telehealth services to meet clients’ sexual and reproductive health needs. Two Title X grantees and one subrecipient agency, as well as a former Title X grantee and representative from the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, will share their experiences and lessons learned. Register for the webinar.

Preconception Health Services in Title X Settings Workshop
Wednesday, March 2, 3–4:30pm ET

Join us for an interactive, virtual workshop on how preconception health services align with the Title X Program’s emphasis on access, equity, and quality family planning services. Preconception health services support the health of individuals of reproductive age before conception or between births (interconception) and benefit all individuals of reproductive age, regardless of whether they are planning a pregnancy. Participants will also learn about RHNTC resources that are designed to help family planning providers review and strengthen the quality of their preconception health services, including the Preconception Health Toolkit. Register for the workshop.

Reinforcing Loops for Systems Change in TPP Programs Webinar
Wednesday, March 24, 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 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.

Archived Clinician Café: Providing Inclusive Family Planning Care to Patients with Disabilities 

The January 2022 Clinician Café explored family planning care for patients with mobility disabilities and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The virtual, multi-modal learning platform featured Zoom chats with Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, John Harris, MD, MSc, and Barb Zablotney, and a podcast and case studies from Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC. Participants can earn 1.0 CE (CNE) for the Morning Read (Articles of Interest) activity. View the Clinician Café Archive. 

New Podcast Episode: Providing Care for Adolescents with Disabilities
[28 minutes]

A new episode of The Family Planning Files focused on family planning care for patients with disabilities as part of the January 2022 Clinician Café. In this episode, the NCTCFP chats with Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC to discuss the challenges of providing care specifically to adolescents with disabilities. Listen to the podcast.


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