Title X

About Title X

Title X of the Public Health Service Act was established in 1970 with broad bipartisan support. As the nation’s only dedicated source of federal funding for family planning services, Title X provides high quality family planning and other related sexual and reproductive health services to low-income and uninsured individuals who may otherwise lack access to health care. Annually, the national Title X network provides health care to 4.1 million women, men, and teens. The Title X program is administered by the federal Office of Population Affairs(OPA).

Title X in Missouri

Missouri Family Health Council is the sole Title X grantee for the state, receiving funds that are re-granted to 70 health care providers throughout Missouri to support the delivery of quality sexual and reproductive health care. In 2015, Missouri’s Title X network served 47,189 women, men, and teens with high-quality, confidential care.

MFHC’s diverse Title X provider network includes:

  • Federally qualified health centers(FQHCs)
  • County health departments
  • Community action agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates
  • Stand-alone family planning providers