On March 9, President Biden released his budget proposal for the next fiscal year, which includes increased funding for programs that give our young people the ability to live healthy lives and achieve their goals; programs like the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program and the Title X (Title X) Family Planning Program.
While this is good news, it’s important to remember the president’s budget is just a proposal. Congress ultimately decides what gets funded, so they need to hear about how important it is to your community to increase funding for these programs. The urgency of this need has only increased over the last year.
- Increasing funding for the TPP Program will ensure this evidence-based program, recognized by a wide range of bi-partisan experts, can continue to generate high-quality research about how to meet the needs of young people—especially among those who face the greatest disparities.
- Increasing funding for Title X will ensure that Title X-funded clinics can continue to offer high-quality contraceptive services, preventive screenings, and health education to low-income people, people lacking health insurance, young people, and more—as they have done for the last 50 years.
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