The FOAs changed the requirements for the program by shifting the focus to abstinence-only education, rather than evidence-based programs shown to be effective. These funding changes undermine those efforts, ignore scientific evidence, and jeopardize the health and well-being of teens in Pennsylvania and across the country. Those programs reached half a million teens from , and are anticipated to reach 1. The program puts an intentional focus on communities with the greatest need and most vulnerable youth, including those of color, in foster care, or in rural areas.
Penn State Program Aims to Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rates
Nine state- and community-based organizations and five national organizations were funded through a to cooperative agreement, Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies Through Communitywide Initiatives. The national organizations provided training and technical assistance to the state- and community-based organizations. The state- and community-based grantees, in turn, provided training and technical assistance to youth-serving organizations and partners. Reproductive Health: Teen Pregnancy. Section Navigation. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Syndicate.
Communitywide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Partners
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. This article provides an overview and description of implementation activities of the multicomponent, community-wide initiatives of the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program initiated in by the Office of Adolescent Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The community-wide initiatives applied the Interactive Systems Framework for dissemination and implementation through training and technical assistance on the key elements of the initiative: implementation of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention TPP interventions; enhancing quality of and access to youth-friendly reproductive health services; educating stakeholders about TPP; working with youth in communities most at risk of teen pregnancy; and mobilizing the community to garner support.
Teen pregnancy and childbearing are at historic lows and there has been impressive progress on both fronts in all 50 states. Even so, in there were 5, births to teens. As of there were 14, pregnancies among teens age 15 to 19 in Pennsylvania. Notes: the data here represents the most recently available from a variety of sources. The most recent year available varies by indicator.