Clinician Training Sessions

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Family PACT Provider Orientation

Medi-Cal providers applying to enroll into the Family PACT Program are required to complete a legislatively mandated Provider Orientation. The Family PACT Provider Orientation provides an overview of:

  • Comprehensive family planning
  • Program benefits and services
  • Client eligibility and enrollment
  • Provider responsibilities and compliance

The Online Provider Orientation must be completed prior to registering for the In-Person Provider Orientation. Site certifiers must attend an In-Person Orientation session within six (6) months of the date of initial Family PACT enrollment. 

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Family PACT Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) Trainings

Beginning February 1, 2018, Family PACT providers are required to provide LARC services onsite. Effective June 1, 2019, each provider site enrolling into the Family PACT Program must identify, at a minimum, one practitioner trained to provide LARC services available onsite. The Office of Family Planning (OFP), Family PACT Program provides services to help California women and men decide the number, timing, and spacing of their children. Family PACT offers two free trainings to prepare Family PACT providers to offer Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) services to their clients.

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Physicians Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse Midwives

Note: Only licensed personnel with family planning skills, knowledge and competency may provide medical services under Family PACT in accordance with W&I Code, Section 24005 (b).

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On-Site Training – Improving Access to IUDs & Implants

Beyond the Pill is a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. The program partners with health care providers, researchers and educators to improve access to effective contraception and reproductive health care.

They are working to transform contraceptive care by bringing evidence-based training on IUDs and implants to health care providers and educators throughout the US. These trainings focus on best practices and help patients access the full range of birth control methods, while respecting their autonomy in reproductive health decisions.

Key features of on-site training

  • CME-accredited – clinicians can earn up to 7.5 credit hours toward CME and CE requirements.
  • All staff approach – trainings have the greatest impact when all staff participate (clinicians, educators, managers, front desk, billing, outreach staff, etc.).
  • Customized to the needs of each group.
  • Training costs subsidized or waived for eligible organizations.
  • Evaluation to measure training quality and impact.
  • Trainings designed for single clinics, groups of clinics, or regional networks of providers and referral agencies.
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Free IUD + Implant Trainings for Los Angeles County Providers

Essential Access Health is an administrator of California’s Title X federal family planning program with the mission to champion and promote quality sexual and reproductive health care for all. Essential Access Health supports the delivery of core family planning and related preventive health services for low-income and uninsured patients across the state. Essential Access Health’s robust Title X provider network includes federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), city and county health departments, universities, hospitals, stand-alone family planning health centers, and Urban Indian health centers.

Essential Access Health is offering FREE clinical LARC trainings for providers in Los Angeles County. Participants will achieve competency in the skills needed to provide high-quality LARC placement and removal services, that includes:

  • Effective patient-centered contraceptive counseling
  • Identifying candidiaes who can safely use LARC methods
  • Techniques for method placement and removal
  • Best practices for preventing and managing complications

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Training and Technical Assistance

Upstream USA partners with states to provide health centers with patient-centered, evidence-based training and technical assistance that eliminate barriers to offering the full range of contraception. They work directly with physicians, obstetrician-gynecologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, medical assistants and administrative staff to ensure a tailored, cohesive experience for the whole team.

In each state, Upstream provides patient-centered training and technical assistance to hospital systems, state and local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Planned Parenthoods, community agencies and more. They provide CME/CEU-eligible training to staff and clinicians on evidence-based contraceptive counseling and care that is centered around the patient’s needs and goals. Their training is designed to reduce bias and coercion and is in compliance with the CDC/OPA’s Quality Family Planning Guidelines.