HHS Announces Grant Funding for Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Research – HHS.gov

Latest Actions by Biden-Harris Administration to Protect and
Expand Access to Reproductive Health Care

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), announced more than $6 million for Title X Family Planning Research grants, Research-to-Practice Center grants, and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation and Research grants as part of its work to protect and expand access to reproductive health care. HHS’ OPA focuses on advancing best practices for health in family planning and preventive care. The funding is intended to improve service delivery, promote the adoption of healthy behaviors, and reduce existing health disparities.

“These new research grants will provide insights that will help our community partners provide essential, client-centered reproductive health services,” said ADM Rachel L. Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health.

“We are pleased to fund new and innovative research that will enhance the work of our grantees working to provide critical reproductive health services across the U.S.,” said Jessica Swafford Marcella, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs and Director, Office of Adolescent Health.

Title X Family Planning Research Grants

Title X Family Planning Research grants aim to conduct research or analyses to generate information that will improve the delivery of family planning services and expand equitable access to quality sexual and reproductive health services offered under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.

Grantee Name City State Award Amount
RTI Research Triangle Park North Carolina $340,495
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan $489,086
Baltimore City Health Department Baltimore Maryland $750,000
Guttmacher Institute New York New York $750,000
Child Trends Bethesda Maryland $515,919
                                                  TOTAL: $2,845,500

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation and Research Grants

OPA’s Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Research Grant projects will explore new questions in teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent sexual and reproductive health to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of these programs for adolescents or young adults, and/or reduce existing disparities. Funded grantees will conduct research or analyses to generate information that will 1) identify factors that …….

Source: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2022/10/04/hhs-announces-grant-funding-reproductive-health-and-family-planning-services-research.html

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