Large Grant Received to Support Health Professionals Training
The Catholic Foundation has recently awarded us a grant for $81,690. This will provide education on fertility awareness, including the Billings Ovulation Method®, to health professionals in the Dallas area.
The Catholic Foundation promotes compassionate, charitable giving and stewardship that serves donors and the needs of the Dallas community. Their vision is to be the primary philanthropic leader whose trusted stewardship satisfies their donors' intentions while meeting the needs of our Catholic community.
We will offer an educational program to students who have been accepted, enrolled, or graduated from a professional program. Fields of study will include medical doctors, nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, pharmacists, mental health therapists, or other allied health specialty programs.
The curriculum will explore advanced applied reproductive physiology, natural family planning training, and an introduction to using the women’s chart as a diagnostic tool in health and disease.
Emphasis will include science that is typically ignored by most training programs, such as an understanding of Dr. James Brown’s Continuum, types of bleeding, and an in-depth review of cervical function. It will also include a review of the various fertility awareness-based methods and a historical record of reproductive science. Another component will be a Billings Ovulation Method® Teacher Training Course for Health Professionals. It will include official training on how to teach the Billings Ovulation Method®, including ten lessons with charting exercises and assessments. The student will be eligible to become a certified teacher of The Billings Method™. Throughout the course, medical conditions that manifest themselves on the Billings chart will be identified and explained. Trainers will present case studies that deal specifically with common causes of infertility, metabolic, and endocrine diseases.
We look forward to tailoring the training to the needs of the specific student. When appropriate the curriculum can be customized to the experience level and long-term goals of the professional. For example, a practicing physician or allied health professional may want to review a specific reproductive physiology area or diagnostic/medical condition. Physicians may want to have a staff member become trained as the teacher.
The grant includes funding for the BOMA-USA trainers, an online channel for the content and marketing for up to one year.
We are excited for this grant. Thank you to The Catholic Foundation for making this possible!
BOMA-USA provides education and training for The Billings Ovulation Method® which is a natural method of fertility management that teaches you to recognize the body's natural signs of fertility.