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Return on Investment: A Fuller Assessment of the Benefits of Cost Savings of the U.S. Publicly Funded Family Planning Programs

Date: April 21, 2015

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WEBINAR RESOURCES:

Research Article:

Return on Investment: A Fuller Assessment of the Benefits and Cost Savings of the US Publicly Funded Family Planning Program
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/MQ-Frost_1468-0009.12080.pdf

State Appendix Tables:

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/MQ-Frost_1468-0009.12080-appendix.pdf

Policy Analysis:

Beyond Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy: The Broader Benefits of Publicly Funded Family Planning Services
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/gpr/17/4/gpr170402.html

State Fact Sheets:

State Facts on Publicly Funded Family Planning Services
http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/family-planning/index.html

Web Tool:

Health Benefits and Cost Savings of Publicly Funded Family Planning: A Tool to Generate Estimates for Individual Programs and Providers
http://www.guttmacher.org/broader-benefits/index.html

Two Infographics:
Entire U.S. family planning effort:

http://www.guttmacher.org/media/infographics/broader_benefits.html

Title X-supported Health Centers:
http://www.guttmacher.org/media/infographics/broader_benefits_titleX.html

Guttmacher Institute Website:

www.guttmacher.org

ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
For decades, the For decades, the Guttmacher Institute has helped to document the impact and importance of the nation’s public investment in family planning services and providers. In October 2014, a new Guttmacher analysis demonstrated what has long been obvious to providers and patients: This investment not only helps women and couples avoid unintended pregnancy and abortion, but also helps them avoid such negative health outcomes as cervical cancer, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and preterm and low-birth-weight births. And in the process, it saves the federal and state governments billions of dollars each year. This webinar will provide participants with information on the history and scope of the U.S. publicly funded family planning effort and its impact on reproductive health and government finances.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Adam Sonfield joined the Guttmacher Institute’s Washington, DC office in 1997 and currently serves as a senior public policy associate. He is the executive editor and a regular contributor to the Institute’s public policy journal, the Guttmacher Policy Review. Mr. Sonfield’s portfolio includes research and policy analysis on public and private financing of reproductive health care in the United States, the rights and responsibilities of health care providers and patients, and men’s sexual and reproductive health. His recent focus has been the enactment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on family planning coverage, services, programs and providers. Mr. Sonfield earned an A.B. with honors in social studies from Harvard University and a Master of Public Policy, focusing in health policy, at Georgetown University.


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