About the Training Center

In collaboration with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the New York State Family Planning Training Center supports Family Planning Program providers to deliver quality reproductive health services. In support of this goal, the Training Center offers free training and technical assistance (TTA) to New York State Family Planning Program providers, including:

  • Virtual trainings and events, such as webinars, workshops, and peer-to-peer discussions
  • Family Planning Program eLearning Orientation for new and existing staff 
  • Annual Provider Meeting, conducted in collaboration with other NYSDOH-funded TTA providers
  • Monthly newsletter for providers about upcoming events and new resources for family planning staff
  • Intensive improvement initiatives based on a collaborative, peer learning model
  • Individual TA for providers to address their unique challenges related to FPP program implementation

The New York State Family Planning Training Center is managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI). JSI’s mission is to promote and improve health in the US and around the globe. JSI has been supporting publicly-funded family planning providers for four decades.

The New York State Family Planning Training Center staff are passionate about reproductive health and expanding access to services, and are committed to supporting family planning providers. In addition to core Training Center staff, the Training Center partners with national and state-based organizations and consultants to support family planning providers.

Meet the Staff

Katie Quimby, MPH

Training Center Director

Katie has been developing and delivering training and technical support to family planning providers for five years. Based in New York City, she is also a training and technical assistance provider with the Family Planning National Training Center (FPNTC). She has worked with Title X service providers, Planned Parenthood affiliates and hospitals on increasing access to the broad range of contraceptive services through several learning collaboratives. In her free time, you will find her talking about contraception or running in Central Park.

Caitlin Hungate, MDP

Training and TA Advisor

Caitlin Hungate, MDP,  has twelve years of domestic and international experience providing training and technical assistance (TTA). She has worked on a variety of TTA projects that focus on sexual and reproductive health, family planning, and reproductive justice and integrates principles of adult learning theory and using evidence-based approaches. In addition to her work for the New York State Family Planning Training Center, Ms. Hungate has also served as a TTA provider on three subsequent national training center projects from 2012-present to support Title X family planning providers through TTA on topics related to financial management, billing and coding, cost analysis, integrating with primary care, integrating substance use screening in reproductive health visits, integrating telemedicine, and applying a health equity lens to sexual and reproductive health services.

Chanel Richmond, MPH

Training and TA Advisor

Chanel Richmond, MPH, has over 5 years of public health experience in direct services, facilitation, training and technical assistance (T/TA), and conducting qualitative health research. She has worked on projects related to reproductive services, women’s health, infant mortality, chronic disease, HIV, and more. Ms. Richmond currently provides technical assistance for the New York State Family Planning Training Center. In this role, she co-leads TTA services including the Patient Experience learning collaborative, the Trauma-informed, resilience oriented learning collaborative, and family planning related webinars. Overall, Ms. Richmond has a passion for creating a more equitable world and addressing health inequities created by racism.

Becky Milner

Project Associate

Becky Milner is a Project Associate in JSI’s Boston Office. As a member of the New York State Family Planning Training Center, she assists with communication between providers and the team, research and data analysis, training facilitation and project coordination and administration. She is passionate about maternal health equity and care access as well as the reduction of sexual and reproductive health stigmas. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring all that New England has to offer and running along the Charles.