Organized in 1877, the Illinois Department of Pubic Health (IDPH) is one of Illinois’ oldest agencies headquartered in Springfield and Chicago. The IDPH is a Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accredited state department that collaborates with other state agencies, local health departments and organizations to support over 200 programs that affect the lives, health, and wellbeing of every Illinoisan. The mission of IDPH is to advocate for and partner with the people of Illinois to re-envision health policy and promote health equity, prevent, and protect against disease and injury, and prepare for health emergencies. The Office of Women’s Health and Family Services (OWHFS) at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
The IDPH through the Office of Women’s Health and Family Services (OWHFS) administers the Illinois Family Planning Program (IFPP) which has provided quality family planning services leading to improved reproductive health outcomes since 1982. In many communities, the IFPP has provided a coordinated system of care available for low-income, underserved individuals and families in need of family planning services through our provider network, often serving as the only comprehensive family provider in a region. The IFPP seeks to serve 75,000 clients through our 29 delegate agencies operating 98 family planning clinics serving 52 of the 102 counties in the state that represents a mix of urban, suburban, and rural areas. The OWHFS submits this proposal to continue our Title X services through project period 2022 – 2027 statewide.
During the project period, the IFPP will seek additional innovative outreach activities that will build the programs unduplicated client base. Project funding will expand services to additional school-based health centers, community health centers, local health departments, state prisons, and faith-based partners. The IFPP Work Plan reflects our commitment to maintain our services through the counties we are presently located and to grow our client base by 5% over the project period.
Clients will continue receiving pre- and inter-conceptual education, counseling on the development of a reproductive life plan, the option of a broad range of reproductive methods, preventative health screening, and referrals for services not provided at the program clinic locations. Linkages with key partners will continue to help improve access to comprehensive health and social service care. We will continue to ensure that our services are offered at rates reflective of a client’s ability to pay, in order to maximize our reach to underserved communities. All services will adhere to the requirements of Title X, including statutes, regulations, and mandates. IFPP will maintain quality through training, clinical and administrative program monitoring. We will use the Family Planning Annual Reports and OPA data metrics to measure the outcomes of our program.