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Family Planning Update Newsletters

Family Planning Program updates for providers - please read and share. 

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Issue Index

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  • 2013

  • 2015

    March 13, 2015 (pdf)

      General: NEW ICD-10 Transition Planning Timeline & Checklist; New OTC Emergency Contraceptive Launched!
      Trainings and Education: Webinar: OHP Retroactive Eligibility; Webinar: Title X Enrollment Data Collection; QFP Webinar Series: Integrating Reproductive Life Planning (RLP) into Your Family Planning Session; Domestic Violence Training; NFPRHA 2015 National Conference  

February 27, 2015 (pdf)

February 13, 2015 (pdf)

      General: 2015 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines; Program Manual Changes; Teen Pregnancy in Oregon: The Good News; Traveling Vasectomist, Dr. Foutz; New CCO Incentive Measure for Effective Contraceptive Use; Nothing Says You Care Like a CCare Valentine's Day Card! 
Trainings and Education: Upcoming Nexplanon Training (Portland); Webinar Series: "Putting the QFP Recommendations into Practice"; 5th Annual Women and Girl's Health Fair 
Resources: Health IT Grants; Quality Family Planning Recommendations: Resources to Support Implementation; U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use 

January 23, 2015 (pdf)

General: Updated CCare Supply Reimbursement Rates; Traveling Vasectomist Solicitation 
Trainings and Education: Upcoming Nexplanon Training (Medford); Webinar: "Provider Options to Verify 'Atypical' OHP Eligibility and Obtain Reimbursement"; Webinar: "Campus Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know"; Webinar Series: Trauma-Informed Approaches for Supporting Domestic Trafficking Survivors 
Resources: Funding Opportunity: Teen Pregnancy Prevention; OPA Enrollment Data Collection Resources; 2015 CVR Rejection Messages & Other Program Manual Changes; ACA Materials in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean; Emergency Contraception Posters 

January 9, 2015 (pdf)

General: 2015 CVR; Supply Purchasing News; FDA's Final Rule on Pregnancy & Lactation Labeling; White House Council on Women's & Girls Releases Report; Changes to the State of Oregon's Secure Email System 
Trainings and Education: Upcoming Nexplanon Trainings
Resources: Web Locator for LARC Services; Using a Tiered Approach for Counseling for Emergency Contraception & Patient Education Tool; Funding Opportunity: NFPRHA Health Insurance Outreach & Enrollment Opportunity Grants; Funding Opportunity: Interventions for Young Men to Reduce Teen Pregnancy; NFPRHA's Get Covered Tool: Insurance Enrollment Checklist Envelope 



December 11, 2014 (pdf)

General: Upcoming CVR Changes: January 2015; FAQ on Title X Outreach & Enrollment Data Collection Requirements; Important Title X Survey; Additions to the Web: EC Fact Sheet & NFPRHA's Get Covered Resources Link; Changes to State of Oregon's Secure Email System
Trainings and Education: Webinar: Best Practices for Counseling on the Risks of Contraceptive Methods
Resources: NFPRHA Get Covered Tool: Front Desk Staff Script Card; Client-Centered Counseling; Newly Released: 7th Edition Women's Health Nurse Practitioner: Guidelines for Practice and Education


November 21, 2014 (pdf)

General: Title X Outreach and Enrollment Data Collection Webinar; RH Coordinators' Meeting Follow-Up; RH Coordinator of the Year; Important OHP Enrollment & Eligibility Verification Information; Supply Purchasing News: Ortho Discontinues Evra; Vasectomy Services Provided Under the Oregon Vasectomy Project (OVP) and Oregon CCare
Resources: Preferred Language Cards; Free Postpartum LARC Training Video


October 24, 2014 (pdf)

General: Supply Purchasing News; Telehealth Pilot Project Grants Now Available; Emergency Contraception Report; Call for Proposals - 2015 Adolescent Sexuality Conference; A Fuller Assessment of the Benefits and Cost Sharing of the US Publicly Funded Family Planning Program
Trainings and Education: Training: Reproductive Health Updates (Medford)
Resources: Coverage to Care Materials Now in Spanish; Contraception for Adolescents; BRAVE Toolkit Now Available


October 10, 2014 (pdf)

General: Reminder! RHC Meeting Materials Due!; USPSTF Recommendations; Contraception for Adolescents; Health of Women with Disabilities
Resources: Recently Launched: Community of Practice for Enrollment Assistance; Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resources


September 26, 2014 (pdf)

General: RH Program Manual Updates; Call for Submissions – Rational Enquirer
Trainings and Education: Implant Training at Reproductive Health Coordinators’ Meeting Canceled, Alternate Trainings Scheduled
Resources: HPV Toolkit; Electronic Health Records: What Works in Title X Agencies


September 12, 2014 (pdf)

General: RHC Registration; New Fiscal Analyst, Alissa Tinnon!
Trainings and Education: Enrollment Webinars; Upcoming Implant Training; STD Update, with Optional Clinical Practicum – Portland, Oregon; Prepare for Changes to Family Planning Coding
Resources: Federal Training Centers Collaboration Launches Website; Best Practices for Engaging Young Adults; Updated Pregnancy Terms; ICD-10 Provider Resources; HPV Resources for Patients & Providers


August 29, 2014 (pdf)

General: New Email Firewall; Sex and Tech: Results from a Survey of Teens and Young Adults
Resources: Enrollment in a Box; HPV: A Parents’ Guide to Preteen and Teen HPV Vaccination; Condom Fact Sheet
Trainings and Education: IUS/IUD Training Opportunity – Grant County; Health at Every Size Workshop


August 15, 2014 (pdf)

General RH News: NFPRHA Regional Meeting; Join us in Welcoming Colin Stevens, our new Research Analyst!; Reproductive Health Coordinators' Registration; August Provider Call - Office Hours
      Training and Education: IUS-IUD Training Opportunity; Inreach/Outreach & Enrollment Webinar; Healthy Adolescent Development Trainings
      Resources: ACA & Contraceptive Care Fact Sheets in Spanish; EC Materials for the ED; Grant Opportunity: Healthy Beginnings + Healthy Communities; Health System Transformation Resource; Balance Sheets – Measure your Financial Health

August 1, 2014 (pdf)

          General RH News: Revised CCare Reimbursement Rate Chart; New Program Manual Exhibit: Refugee/Aslyee Policy; New Referral Notice Rules in Effect; Mirena Inserter Design & Technique Change; Invitation to Participate in Title V MCH Needs Assessment
          Training and Education: IUS-IUD Training Opportunity; STD Update with Optional Clinical Practicum; Netsmart Webinars
          Resources: New Cover Oregon Materials; New ICD-10 Resource from CMS: Road to 10; National Immunization Survey – Teen Results; Teen-friendly Resource; Always Teach-back! Training Toolkit

July 11, 2014 (pdf)

      General RH News: CCare Billing Changes for IUD/Implant Removals for Clients Seeking Pregnancy; Clients with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Status; Marilyn Helton is Retiring!; ACP Guidelines for Pelvic Exam
      Training and Education: IUS-IUD Training in Jackson County
      Resources: CoverHer Hotline; Health Matters Fact Sheets; Resources for Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Patients


June 27, 2014 (pdf)

    General RH News: Billing Update for CCare Clients Transitioning to OHP; Title X Billing and Fee Collection Policy; Regional Town Hall Recordings - Title X Program Guidelines; Sue Dixon is Retiring!; Introducing the new Provider Liaison
    Training and Education: Health IT Fundamentals for Rural Clinics and Community Health Centers
    Resources: Save the Date: Reproductive Health Coordinators’ Meeting

June 13, 2014 (pdf)

    General RH News: Title X Program Policy Notice; Confidential Services to Adolescents; Funding Opportunity!; New Provider Liaison!
    Training and Education: NEW Health IT Online Courses; Vaccines and Immunization Training
    Resources: From Coverage to Care

    May 30, 2014 (pdf)

      General RH News: OPHA 2014 Call for Proposals; Healthy People 2020 Critical Indicators Brief; 30 Achievements in Women's Health in 30 Years
      Resources: Resources on Reducing Prenatal Smoking; LGBTQ Workshop Curricula; FREE Well Woman Visit Mobile App; Know: BRCA; Sexual Assault Resources; iCycleBeads™ Smartphone Apps

    May 16, 2014 (pdf)

      General RH News: DMAP FFS Rate Increase for Procedure Code T1015 for Family Planning Services; Supply Purchasing News!
      Training and Education: Regional Town Halls on the New Title X Guidelines; Webcast: Preparing a HRSA Grant Application
      Resources: ICD-10 Implementation Delay; Resources on the New Title X Guidelines; New Client Resources for Providers and the General Public; Updated Resources for Community Outreach & Education; Patient Experience Improvement Toolkit

      April 25, 2014 (pdf)

      General RH News:
      New Title X Guidelines Released!; 340 B - Important Reminder! 
        Training and Education: Outreach and Enrollment Data Collection:  What Title X Grantees Need to Know; Webinar: The ACA and LGBT Individuals: Delivering Culturally Competent Quality Care in Clinical Settings
        Resources: Contraceptive Care and Health Law Reform; Free CMS-Certified EHR Systems; EHR Adoption Toolkit

        April 11, 2014 (pdf)

      • Linking Teens to Sexual Health Care Facilitators Guide
      • General RH News: 340 B - Important Reminder!; CCare: Revised Reimbursement Chart; ICD-10 Implementation Delayed; Supply Purchasing Information - Diaphragms; New Distributor for Ella; Youth Sexual Health Needs Assessment; April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month  
            Training and Education: Nexplanon® Insertion Training: 2014 and Beyond Latino Health Equity Conference
              Resources: New CDC Contraceptive Use eBook; Linking Teens to  Sexual Health: Care Facilitator's Guide; HPV Vaccination Fact Sheet; Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Cycle - Information sessions in April

              March 14, 2014 (pdf)

              General RH News:
              NOPP Update and FAQ; Transformation Center - Council of Clinical Innovators, Call for Applicants; Sex Ed Boot Camp with Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon; 2014 NFPRHA Conference - Last chance to register for assistance!; National Women's Health Week Coming Soon!
              Training and Education: Healthy People 2020 Webinar: Reproductive and Sexual Health
                Resources: CDC Report - IPV: New Fact Sheet for Men; NFPRHA Outreach and Enrollment Materials 

              February 28, 2014 (pdf)


              February 14, 2014 (pdf)


              General RH News: Emergency Contraception Guidance; Providers Corner: Innovative STI Delivery Model; Register Now! 2014 Adolescent Sexuality Conference; 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines; RH Program Vasectomy Changes; RH Program Manual Changes; IUD/IUS: Replacing a Contaminated Device

              Training and Education: IUS/IUD Insertion Training; Webinar: National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence

              Resources: Cycle Beads Toolkit


              January 24, 2014 (pdf)


              General RH News: Maximize Your 340B Purchasing Dollars!; Correction - New Supply Code for Skyla; CCare Eligibility FAQ-Name Changes; Host Site Applications for Public Health Associate Program; NFPRHA 2014 Annual National Conference

              Training and Education: Workshop: Translating Motivational Interviewing Theory Into Practice; Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference; Intimate Partner Violence Danger & Risk Assessment Training

              Resources: Outreach and Enrollment: Provider/Client Interaction Podcast; CDC Fact Sheet - Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis


              January 10, 2014 (pdf)



              December 13, 2013 (pdf)

              • Aubra Information Sheet (Disclaimer: this information is provided for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of this product or company.)
              • Chateal Information Sheet (Disclaimer: this information is provided for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of this product or company.)
            • Lyza Information Sheet (Disclaimer: this information is provided for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of this product or company.)
                • General RH News: Supply Reimbursement News; Emergency Contraception (EC) Efficacy in the News
                  Training and Education: New Webinar Announcement Format for 2014; Affordable Care Act - Local Approaches to Outreach and Enrollment Webinar
              Resources: STI Quick Reference Clinical Guide; Intimate Partner Violence; Violence Against Women Infographic; Routine Screening for HIV Fact Sheet; New National HIV/AIDS Materials

              November 22, 2013 (pdf)

                General RH News: Remind Your Clients: Send the Fast-track Back!; Second Annual LARC Awareness Week; Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Non-Accidental Injuries
                Title X: Upcoming Save the Date: 2014 National Reproductive Health Conference: August 3-6, 2014 Orlando, FL
              Training and Education: Upcoming Nexplanon Insertion Training; "Coding in the Reproductive Healthcare Environment" Online Learning Course; Counseling Adolescents about Sexual Coercion and Abuse
              Resources: FPNTC New ACA Resources Section; ICD-10 Blog; Family Planning Strategies to Prioritize the Patient Visit; Two New Resources - Partner Violence and Healthy Relationships

              November 8, 2013 (pdf)

              • LARC Quick Coding Guide
              • General RH News: Supply Purchasing News; 2013 Reproductive Health Coordinators' Meeting a Success!; New Generic Oral Contraceptive Pill - Aubra; Farewell from Pi Winslow – Provider Liaison; A $10 e-Gift Card for Your Submissions
              Training and Education: NACCHO Webinar November 18th “Becoming an In-Network Provider: The Health Department Perspective”; Upcoming Implant Training December 11th; Free Contraception Provision:  An Evidence-Based Approach Webinar Coming Soon!; Sexual Health Rankings Webinar; Request for Proposals for 2014 Meaningful Care Conference Due 12/2
              Resources: LARC Coding Guide

              October 11, 2013 (pdf)

              General RH News: Welcome Linda McCaulley, RN, MPH!; Health Care Interpreter Scholarships for Qualification and Certification; Call for Articles: Quality Improvement in Family Planning; Payment Error Rate Measurement; Save the Date for the 2014 Adolescent Sexuality Conference April 7th-8th; Developing Equity Leadership through Training and Action (DELTA)

              Training and Education: Upcoming Nexplanon Insertion Training; Webinar: Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV

              Resources: ACA and Cover Oregon Provider Resources; Fast-track enrollment for the Oregon Health Plan


              September 20, 2013 (pdf)

              General RH News: Reminder of 9/20/13 RH Coordinators' Meeting Registration Deadline; Prenatal Care Expansion News; Updated CCare Pocket Guides; Cover Oregon Community Partner Grantees; Rational Enquirer Submissions for 2014; Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force Mini-Grant Program
              Training and Education: CFHC Webinar "Prescribing Birth Control For Medically Complex Patients"; NFPTC webinar "The Intersection of IPV and HIV"
              Resources: ACA and Cover Oregon Provider Resources; OPA Preconception Health Care and Reproductive Life Planning Resource Center

              August 30, 2013 (pdf)

              Training and Education: Free CCare Webinar Series in September; Essential STD Exam Skills Training; Upcoming Nexplanon Insertion Trainings; MCHB Webcast: Implementing the Affordable Care Act for Adolescents and Young Adults: Practical Considerations; Upcoming Webinars from CFHC in September: Human Trafficking and Contraception
              Resources: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): Youth Guide; CDC Resource: Medication Use in Pregnancy; Free Posters and Teaching Tools

              August 9, 2013 (pdf)

              General RH News: Billing DMAP for OHP Clients with Private Insurance Requesting Special Confidentiality; Provider’s Corner:  Finding Content in Past Reproductive Health Program Update Newsletters; Reproductive Health Program Manual Change; Guttmacher Institute Seeking Title X Agency Volunteers to Demonstrate Ongoing Need for Family Planning Clinics; Health Care Reform Update: The End of OHP Lotteries and Reservation List; Congratulations to Crook County, NACCHO 2013 Small LHD of the Year!
              Training and Education: Free CCare Webinar Series in August and September; September 2013 NFPRHA Regional Meeting; CDC's 2013 Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use; Upcoming California Family Health Council Webinars in August
              Resources: • Grants Available for ParaGard-as-EC Pilot Project

              July 19, 2013 (pdf)

              General RH News: Statewide Reproductive Health Coordinators' Meeting Registration Starts Next Week!; 340 B Supply purchasing; Reproductive Health Program Manual Change: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Requirements; Provider’s Corner: NFPRHA Membership
              Training and Education: Integrating Male Reproductive Health Services: Lessons From the Field Webinar; Adolescents and STDs: A Call to Action for Providers and Health Plans Webinar; Youth Participatory Action Research Curriculum Training
              Resources: OPHA Health Education & Promotion Section Scholarship Program; Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) Launches New Knowledge Center; Teens: Sex, Education and Taking a Sexual History

              June 28, 2013 (pdf)

              General RH News: Ahlers Eligibility Database User List Cleanup Project
              Training and Education: Male and Female Exam Skills Training; Passport to Partner Services Informational Webinar; Growing People Potential 2013
              Resources: Preconception Information and Health Materials; CDC Teen Reproductive Health Websites

              June 14, 2013 (pdf)

                General RH News: Carol Elliot is Retiring from Public Service; Upcoming CVR Change - July 1; Public Health Nurse 2 (Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant) Position Posted 
              Training and Education: Wet Mount Training August 30, 2013; National Training Centers Free Webinars
              Resources: Release of the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2013; ICD 10 Conversion; IPV Screening Toolkit for Health Care Providers; ACA Resources: Open Adoption and Family Services

              May 31, 2013 (pdf)

              General RH News: RH Program Website Update; Important Deadline Reminder; New Code for Billing Skyla; Reminder to All Agencies Regarding Contact Updates; Client's Names in Eligibility Database

              Training and Education: Cover Oregon Online Community Partner Training; Preregistration Ends Today for PPSO's Sex Ed Boot Camp; Using High Intensity Behavioral Counseling (HIBC) to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections in Youth Webinar

              Resources: Dartmouth College Birth Control Study; ACA Webinars in Mandarin, Korean, Tongan, and Vietnamese


              May 17, 2013 (pdf)

              • Client-Centered Counseling Models and Resources
              • Insurance Billing and Audit Info
              • Dear Colleague Passport 2013
              • Governor Proclamation Youth Sexual Awareness
              • General RH News: RH Coordinators Save the Date October 29-30, 2013; RH Program Manual Updates;
                Title X and CCare: Billing Client Insurance
                CCare: Billing for Skyla
                Title X: 340B Re-certification Process Underway; Title X Training Needs Assessment Coming Soon
                Training & Education: CFHC Health Care Reform Readiness Series Free for NFPRHA Members; "Passport to Partner Services" Training Course; STI Series, Part 1: Taking Sexual History
                Resources: Client-Centered Counseling Guide Survey; New Client Resource on ACA - Coverage of Preventive Services; Launch of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center; Oregon Youth Sexual Health Awareness Month Grant Opportunity

              April 26, 2013 (pdf)

              General RH News: CDC Vital Signs Report
              Title X News: How Title X Agencies Become Navigators
              Training & Education: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals Webinars;  Case Management for Contraceptive Care; Updates in Contraception Series
              Resources: Rational Enquirer Magazine

              April 12, 2013 (pdf)

              • Income Verification FAQs
              • CCare Income Verification FAQs

                General RH News: Reproductive Health Program Manual Corrections

                CCare: Reminder about income Verification

                Training & Education: Embarking on an Electronic Health Record (EHR) System: From Thought to Action; Building support and Systems for Billing Public Health Programs; Financially Sustainable Health Departments: Business Planning Made Easy; Self-Study HPV Modules for Clinicians; The 2013 & Beyond Latino Health Equity Conference

                Resources: OPA Funding Opportunity Announcement - Due date: May 17, 2013; All Options Pregnancy Counseling Services; Reproductive Health Program Staff Contact List


              March 29, 2013 (pdf)

              General RH News: 340B Program Recertification; New Birth Control Consent Forms Available; Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors; Recent Press Coverage Linking Azithromycin to Increased Risk of Sudden Death - Article from the CDC

              Training & Education: California Family Health Council Learning Exchange Trainings


              March 15, 2013 (pdf)

            • Smart Start Program Overview
            • Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center Resource
            • General RH News: Revised CCare Supply Reimbursement Rates; Belinda Kruger Retires
              CCare: Reminder: Clients Auto-Enrolled From OHP
              Title X: Oregon's Prison Reproductive Health Project Continues to Succeed
              Training & Education: NFPRHA Training Resource Reminder; Cardea Syphilis Webinar; Title X National Training Center; OPHA 2013 Nursing and the Public's Health Summit; Prevention Works: Updating the Foundations of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Webinar; CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Reducing Teen Pregnancy in the United States
              Resources: Study Finds Sexual Health Services for Rural Latino Men Could Be Improved; HRSA Offers Free Vouchers for Health IT Professional Examinations - Ends April 1; "STD Cases" and "STD Handbook" - Online and Fully Revised

              February 28, 2013 (pdf)

                  • Profile SheetChateal Profile Sheet  Disclaimer: This information is provided for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of this product or company.
                  • STD Overview for Non-Clinicians Training Flyer
                  • General RH News: Reproductive Health Program Manual Corrections; Supply Purchasing News; New RH Program Fax Number
                    Training & Education: Free CCare Webinar Trainings at a Computer Near You; STD Overview for Non-Clinicians; California Family Health Council Launches New CFHC Learning Exchange; 7th Annual National Medical Interpreter Certification Open Forum  


              February 15, 2013 (pdf)


              General RH News: Reproductive Health Program Manual Corrections; 2013 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines

              CCare: Auto-Enrollment Reminder to all CCare Providers

              Training & Education: Free CCare Webinar Trainings at a Computer Near You; CFHC's 30th Anniversary Women's Health Update; National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month; 2013 Adolescent Sexuality Conference Registration

              Resources: Teach-Back Toolkit