Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation (CS-HHC), a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, requests support to enhance its telehealth infrastructure to increase access to Title X Family Planning Services throughout five cities in south central Connecticut: Ansonia, Derby, East Haven, New Haven and West Haven with a combined population of 258,983. CS-HHC anticipates serving 11,800 unique Title X clients annually, by providing services across six locations in the greater New Haven, Connecticut area. We anticipate that 35% (4,130) of Title X clients will be served via telehealth and that at least 75% (3,098) of those served via telehealth will be low-income.
CS-HHC intends to expand its telehealth infrastructure in order to provide family planning services via synchronous and asynchronous telehealth modalities. This includes increasing access to virtual, real time, direct-to-consumer family planning care and developing asynchronous, culturally and linguistically appropriate, digital family planning communications in four languages that are commonly spoken by our patient population: English, Spanish, Pashto, and Arabic.
Title X family planning services, including care provided via telehealth modalities, will be delivered from six locations in the greater New Haven, Connecticut area: CS-HHC’s main care site (400-428 Columbus Avenue, New Haven), Dixwell care site (226 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven), State Street care site (911 State Street, New Haven), West Haven care site (410 Campbell Avenue, West Haven), and Ansonia care site (121 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia) and CS-HHC’s new Sargent Drive care site (150 Sargent Drive, New Haven). All six service sites will be open a minimum of five days per week between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. CS-HHC’s main care site (400-428 Columbus Avenue, New Haven) will also offer care between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm on Saturdays to accommodate users who might otherwise be unavailable during weekdays. CS-HHC will provide all required Title X services across its six proposed service sites. CS-HHC offers a broad range of family planning and related health services that are tailored to the unique needs of the individual. These include natural family planning methods which ensure breadth and variety among family planning methods offered, infertility services, and services for adolescents; breast and cervical cancer screening and prevention of STDs as well as HIV prevention education, counseling, testing, and referrals. All family planning services will be provided in accordance with current standards of medical practice, and consistent with national guidelines from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF), American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).