HHS Announces $35m Investment in Title X Telehealth Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week announced the availability of $35 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning providers.
According to HHS, telehealth adoption in the U.S. has increased dramatically and Title X grantees have consistently supported the use of telehealth services as an option for their patients. These additional resources are anticipated to help Title X grantees expand their capacity to provide telehealth services and increase community access to comprehensive family planning services. The ARPA funds will support national efforts to achieve health equity by supporting the enhancement and expansion of telehealth services provided by these grantees.
HHS will award an estimated 60 one-time grants to active Title X grantees. Additional information about the funding announcement is available here.