The goal of the Family PACT Program is to provide women and men a means by which they can decided for themselves the number, timing, and spacing of their children. In collaboration with Bayer (Mirena), Allergan/Medicines 360 (Liletta), and Merck (Nexplanon), OFP is offering LARC trainings to prepare providers to offer and provide both intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implant services to Family PACT clients. All Medi-Cal providers are eligible to attend LARC training.

Family PACT provider applicants

Each provider site enrolling into the Family PACT Program must identify, at a minimum, one practitioner trained to provide Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) services onsite. The trained practitioner must be indicated on the application for enrollment.

Who should attend?

Physician

Physician Assistants

Nurse Practitioners

Certified Nurse Midwives

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

Upcoming Trainings

Due to the public health emergency, LARC trainings hosted by the Office of Family Planning are on hold. However, please see below for other available trainings that will may satisfy this requirement.

Intrauterine Device and Contraceptive Implant Trainings (On-site and Virtual)

Family PACT providers may refer to this list of training resources on Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs), which include the copper and hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implant.

IUD:

Contraceptive Implant:

IUD and Contraceptive Implant:

  • Innovating Education in Reproductive Health – This video series, created in partnership with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) LARC Program, covers a variety of clinical topics related to the provision of LARC methods.
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – This video series, created in collaboration with the Innovating Education in Reproductive Health program at the University of California, San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, covers a variety of clinical topics related to the provision of LARC methods.
  • Beyond the Pill – Provides three types of CME/CE-accredited training: virtual, on-site, and online (self-paced) to increase provider knowledge and skills and improve patient access to the full range of contraceptives. The virtual trainings cover best practices for contraceptive care during COVID-19, and help clinics incorporate telemedicine.
  • Essential Access Health – Provides trainings to enhance the skills needed to provide high-quality IUD and implant services, including effective patient-centered counseling, techniques for method placement and removal, best practices for the prevention of complications, and management of complications and challenging cases.
  • National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning – Provides both on-site and virtual IUD training and contraceptive implant placement (will ship IUD demo kits and pelvic model directly to the provider).
  • Upstream USA – Provides CME/CEU-eligible virtual trainings to providers that include a combination of e-learning modules, videos, live workshops, and an in-depth practicum for clinicians.