Policy Priorities

Federal Legislative Priorities

MFHC is committed to defending against Federal attacks on the Title X network. Title X, the nation’s only dedicated federal source of family planning resources, helps states and local communities provide high-quality family planning care and education, including contraception, counseling, STD services, and cancer screenings to poor and low-income women and men. In total, between FY 2010-FY 2017, funding for Title X was cut by $31 million – a 10% reduction. MFHC works closely with federal policymakers and stakeholders to ensure the continuation of Title X funds.

Missouri Legislative Priorities

Missouri Family Health Council advocates for legislation and policies that align with our mission. Along with other healthcare advocates and stakeholders, we participate in the Healthy Families Priorities Coalition and have made successful strides on the Coalition’s policy agenda. We continue our efforts this year with the 2019 Healthy Families Priorities Agenda.

We are committed to:

  • Increasing access to family planning
  • Improving infant and maternal health
  • Reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Reducing barriers to care
  • Strengthening family security

Click here to see fact sheets related to the priorities and to review our Coalition partners.

Contact your Representatives

In Missouri, the Title X network served 37,932 women, men, and adolescents in 2017 with high-quality, confidential, and comprehensive family planning services.

Tell Congress that we cannot afford to undercut the Title X National Family Planning Program. Act today by sending a letter to your representatives.