The Reproductive Health National Training Center (RHNTC) works in collaboration with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health to address the needs of Title X family planning service delivery grantees and Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grantees through training and technical assistance (TA).
The RHNTC exists to ensure that personnel working in OPA-funded Title X and TPP projects have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to deliver high-quality services and programs.
Because maternal mortality can be impacted by providing preventive services to Title X and TPP clients, the Office on Women’s Health provides funding to the RHNTC to build Title X and TPP grantees’ capacity to promote women’s health and prevent maternal mortality through increased fertility awareness and improved preconception health.
The RHNTC collaborates closely with the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (CTCFP) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, which delivers clinical skills training and resources to health care providers in the Tile X and related public health communities.
Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
Title X Family Planning Program
The OPA Title X Family Planning Program (Title X) is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services with the goal of advancing health equity. The Title X Program plays a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related preventive health services for millions of low-income or uninsured individuals and others.
The RHNTC provides training and TA to support Title X family planning service grantees and services sites to implement quality family planning services while complying with Title X program guidance.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program
The OPA Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program is a national, evidence-based program that provides funding to implement effective programs and develop, test, and evaluate innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy across the United States. The TPP Program focuses on reaching populations with the greatest need with the goal of improving the optimal health of adolescents and reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
The RHNTC provides training and TA to support TPP grantees and program staff to implement effective programs and develop and evaluate new and innovative approaches to promoting adolescent health while meeting OPA’s expectations of grantees during their funding period.
Office on Women's Health (OWH)
OWH coordinates women's health efforts across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and addresses critical women's health issues by informing and advancing policies, educating health care professionals and consumers, and supporting innovative programs. The RHNTC develops training and TA to support OWH priorities, including preconception health, maternal mortality prevention, hypertension, and fertility.