The FPAR 2.0 data collection system will provide OPA and Title X grantees with granular encounter-level data to support data-driven decision making. Mathematica will develop a secure, cloud-based, data collection system for grantees, while also providing training and technical assistance to administrative staff.
OPA’s transition to encounter-level performance data provides an opportunity to expand the quality and uses of Title X information. These data will be used to report to Congress, monitor performance and compliance, provide information to the public, and support data-driven decision making. They will form the basis for advanced analytics and data visualizations that will shed new light on program performance.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs
For 50 years, the Title X Family Planning Services under the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) has provided critical family planning and preventative health services to families throughout the United States. Supported services include individualized counseling, pregnancy testing, provision of methods and services to help couples achieve their desired family size, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, and screening for breast and cervical cancer. The program prioritizes services for low-income families who might otherwise lack access to family planning assistance.
Mathematica is working with OPA to design, deploy and support the Family Planning Annual Report (FPAR) 2.0 system. Under FPAR 2.0 grantees will report to OPA based on the individual encounters between a client and a Title X provider, rather than aggregate counts of clients and services as currently the case. This will enable OPA to more closely monitor grantees’ performance, service provision, and compliance with legislative mandates. Mathematica will provide training and technical support to Title X grantees and their electronic health record provides We will also present OPA with options for advanced data analysis, visualization, and reporting. FPAR 2.0 will reduce administrative burden on OPA and the Title X grantees by automating procedures currently done manually, such as tabulating and checking basic counts of clients served and types of services provided. Ultimately, FPAR 2.0 will promote data-informed improvements in programs and services and support public health surveillance.
Please direct any questions, comments, or feedback about this project or about our work with Title X grantees directly to: FPARSupport@mathematica-mpr.com