Family Planning Training Institute

The ABCD Health Services Department is committed to keeping low income residents and communities in the greater Boston area healthy through local public health promotion and disease prevention programs, including Title X family planning and related preventive health services. ABCD’s programming provides free, high quality care to tens of thousands of people each year.

The ABCD Family Planning Training Institute provides professional level training on family planning, reproductive health and sexuality education for healthcare providers, counselors, educators, and other community health workers. We offer a comprehensive calendar of professional training opportunities. Introduction to Family Planning, Basic Family Planning, and Family Planning for Advanced Practice are usually offered three times a year.

In addition, trainings on current reproductive health topics are held several times a year. Specialized trainings on family planning and reproductive health topics are available for community and health care agencies by special arrangement with ABCD staff.

ABCD also conducts mandatory trainings on current reproductive health topics several times a year. These trainings are required for certified family planning counselors in ABCD family planning funded sites.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic and ABCD’s commitment to preventing the spread of the infection, the Training Institute activities will be curtailed during this time and we are developing systems to attempt to maintain as many of our services as possible.



We have been diligently working to adapt our training curricula to a virtual platform.

ABCD Family Planning Locations

Keep an eye out for future announcements about our programming and let us know if you have any questions.