Family Planning Program
Program Fact Sheet

Bureau of Maternal & Child Health
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description

Target

Low-income women and adolescents of reproductive age

Purpose

Family Planning Program services are provided to enable individuals the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children through the provision of effective family planning medical services, methods and education (including abstinence).

Services

Family Planning Services are confidential and include:

  • physical exams, including medical screening for cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal), pregnancy, and testing & treatment of sexually transmitted diseases;
  • medical education at clinics on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, infertility, birth control, preconceptional health, counseling on pregnancy options and emergency contraception;
  • community education services, including workshop programs for schools and other community groups, consultation and training for professionals and educational outreach for parents and teens; and
  • special services, not available at all sites, for sterilization (tubal ligation and vasectomy), limited services for males, and special clinic services for teens.

Delivery Method

Services are delivered from 114 clinic sites operated by 54 delegate agencies, which includes health departments, Planned Parenthood agencies, hospital-based clinics, federally qualified health centers and other community-based organizations.

Program Data

Family Planning Program Program Data
Performance Indicators SFY03 SFY04 SFY05
Grant Amount (Numbers in 000's) $11,017.80 $11,338.50 $11,721.30
Number of Grantees 55 55 54
Number Served* 150048 151223 147925

*Note: Data is for Calendar Year.

Program Effectiveness

Due in large measure to the hard work of the women and men providing services through the Title X Illinois FPP, the state is realizing significant successes in reproductive health. Teen pregnancy rates are declining. Abortions, too, are on the decline. Public-subsidized family planning services are being extended to greater numbers of Medicaid-eligible women through the IHW demonstration waiver program.