In October 2010, JSI /Denver was contracted to conduct a multi-level Health Impact Assessment (HIA) methodology that included a strategic plan to maximize opportunities and mitigate negative impacts of health care reform on the IPP. The HIA model uses a four-phased overlapping approach that includes:
- Evaluating effectiveness
- Describing change
- Capitalizing on new opportunities
- Informing and coordinating collaborative efforts
The primary focus of the Future of IPP assessment was to design, implement, and follow an objective process documenting IPP structure, strengths, challenges, and opportunities within the context of a reformed health care environment as of November 2011. The purpose of the assessment was to provide insight and direction to key areas of interest to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of STD Prevention, IPP coordinating agencies, and IPP service delivery partners [FP, Title X and categorical STD clinics]. The outcome of this impact assessment included a plan of action to address policy and programmatic implications through short-term strategic responses.
This report includes suggestions as to the role of sexual and reproductive health providers moving forward, in the context of overall infertility prevention activities. The recommendations presented in this report are based on an analysis and synthesis of many diverse data sources. In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of STD Prevention, findings and recommendations have been further clarified over the past year.
This report is not intended to be all-inclusive, but to serve as a starting point for the advancement of infertility prevention activities within a changing health care environment. Since November 2011, when this report was originally prepared, IPP has changed substantially.
The information contained in this report is an initial set of findings and recommendations intended to aid in planning efforts surrounding the advancement of infertility prevention activities. Its purpose is to serve as a resource to help leaders evaluate and modify their organization’s business practices to meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act and be better positioned to adapt to changing roles and public health needs.