The Reproductive Health Program (RHP), of the Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Public Health – Bureau of Family Health (LDH-OPH-BFH), is issuing a solicitation of offers for community health centers (CHC) in Louisiana who are interested in participating in the Reproductive Health Integration Initiative (RHII) as Title X Family Planning program sub-recipients. For the purpose of this application, CHCs include Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), FQHC Look-Alikes, and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).

RHII sub-recipients receive financial resources, training, and technical assistance to help build their capacity to increase access to high quality, client-centered reproductive health care services for low-income, under-insured and uninsured individuals. Training and technical assistance for RHII sub-recipients will be provided by RHP, the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), and other professionals in the field of reproductive health.

The goal of the Reproductive Health Integration Initiative (RHII) is to increase access to and utilization of reproductive health services by integrating routine reproductive health screening questions into every visit with clients of reproductive age. By gathering this information at every visit, providers can address the patient’s health needs using a proactive and comprehensive approach.

Benefits of participating in RHII include: assistance with procurement and supply management of contraceptive methods, including implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs); expert guidance to maximize reimbursement from Medicaid and third party payers for reproductive health services; and improved health outcomes for the local patient population.

To apply to participate in RHII, please use the online application linked below through the solicitation of offers. This document provides information on requirements for participating and information needed for the application. All applications will be submitted electronically and will be due September 20, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Click Here to View 2019 RHII Solicitation of Offers And Application Instructions

Additional information about the Title X Program and the Program Requirements are available here.

Additional information and instructions are available in the application, along with contact information for the Reproductive Health Integration Coordinator.

RHP hosted an informational call on Tuesday, August 20. If you would like to access the recording of the call, please click here.