Standing Committee on Family Planning

Type: Standing Committee
Topics: Children, Youth and Families, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Women's Health
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

Activity Description

The IOM will convene a standing committee for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Family Planning (OFP). OFP administers the Family Planning Program, which is authorized under Title X of the Public Health Service Act. The standing committee will follow up on issues addressed in the 2009 IOM report, A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program: Mission, Management, and Measurement of Results, as well as identify emerging issues in this field. The standing committee will provide a forum for discussion of scientific, workforce, health services, and education issues relevant to family planning. The committee will maintain surveillance of the field and discuss planning and program development efforts. The standing committee will provide a public venue for communication among government, the academic community, and community clinics as well as other relevant stakeholders. Further, as needed, the standing committee will be involved in the planning, development, and oversight of related ad hoc activities undertaken by separately appointed committees operating under its auspices. In accordance with NRC policies, the standing committee itself will not produce or be used in the development of any reports.

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