Family Planning (FP)
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 screening for cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal), pregnancy testing, and screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Education at clinics on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, infertility, birth control, preconceptional health, counseling on pregnancy options and emergency contraception;
  • Community education services including presentations 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 clinics) for sterilization (tubal ligation and vasectomy), limited services for males, and special clinic services for teens.

Delivery Method

Services are delivered at 112 clinic sites operated by 53 delegate agencies which include health departments, Planned Parenthood agencies, hospital-based clinics, federally qualified health centers and other community-based organizations.

Program Data

SFY04 SFY05 SFY06 SFY07
Program Expenditure (Numbers in 000's) $11,338.5 $11,482 $11,500 $11,482
Number of Grantees 54 54 54 54
Number Served 150,050 147,925 138,264 131,641

Program Accomplishments

The program has been successful in meeting its goals for serving high-risk populations. During CY06, 73% of unduplicated clients had incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) exceeding the federal program goal of 70%. Eighty-eight percent of unduplicated clients had incomes at or below 150% of the FPL exceeding the federal program goal of 85%. In CY06, 26.8% of the unduplicated clients served were adolescents. The program averted 28,982 pregnancies in CY06.