WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) announced that Georgia will receive $8.3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to deliver equitable, affordable, client-centered, and high-quality family planning services. The funding is one of 76 grants awarded nationally and will restore access to Title X services nationwide.
“Title X supports families,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “Under the previous Administration, more than twenty-five percent of all Title X providers withdrew from the program, greatly limiting access to basic reproductive health care for countless American families. This new grant program will ensure families across Georgia have access to the care they need to make decisions about their future and their families.”
“These awards mark the first time since September 2019 when vital Title X services are available nationwide,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “As communities face unyielding assaults on reproductive health care, I am proud that our nation can help bolster access to essential health and family planning services.”
In October 2021, HHS issued a new regulation, “Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services,” that reinforced Title X’s emphasis on quality, equity, and access for all individuals who seek high-quality family planning services.
“For more than 50 years, Title X family planning clinics have provided breast and cervical cancer screening, contraceptive counseling and care, and STI/HIV testing and treatment to low-income or uninsured individuals,” said ADM Rachel L. Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health. “This announcement delivers on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to restore access to affordable, quality family planning services.”
Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. The program supports a diverse network of clinics including state and local health departments, federally qualified health centers, hospital-based sites, and other private nonprofit and community-based health centers.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.