Proposed Title X Changes

Submit Comments on the Proposed Title X rules to the 
Dept. of Health and Human Services by July 31st! 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed new regulations for the Title X federal family planning program that could impede access to time-sensitive family planning and reproductive health services in California and across the country. These harmful changes include imposing a gag on provider referrals for abortion services, repealing current counseling requirements, requiring the separation of family planning facilities from those that provide abortions, and imposing additional burdens on providers and patients. Read the prosed rules here.

Public comments regarding the Proposed Rule may be submitted through 11:59 PM EST on July 31st. Comments can be submitted here. We know that individuals and organizations that support the proposed changes are flooding HHS with comments. We must make our collective voices heard and take action to prevent these harmful regulations from taking effect.

Essential Access Health is encouraging all of our community partners to:

  1. Submit comments and share our template with your community organization partners  download template for organizations
  2. Mobilize your supporters to submit individual comments – download template for individuals, patients, social media, etc.
  3. Help us track our progress! Let us know you took action here.

If you have questions, please contact Sylvia Castillo, Senior Manager of Government + Community Affairs at [email protected]

About Title X

Congress established the Title X program in 1970 to provide high-quality family planning services and other preventive health services to individuals who may otherwise lack access to health care. The Title X program in California is the largest and most diverse network in the nation. Over 1,000,000 women, men and teens each year receive Title X-funded services at more than 350 health centers across the state, representing 25% of the total Title X patient population nationwide. Learn more about Title X.

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