East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Together We Can Make a Difference

Purpose

To implement evidence-based programs through a community wide initiative that aims to delay teen sexual activity, and an increase in the consistent use of contraception among teens who are sexually active. Such strategies will focus on adolescent reproductive health (family planning) services, including abstinence education; peer advocacy; public education and awareness, professional training and technical assistance. This program addresses Richmond counties youth, ages 15 through 19 years of age

Rationale

  • Reduce the rates of teen pregnancies and births in Richmond County
  • Increase youth access to evidence-based programs to prevent teen pregnancy
  • Increase linkages between teen pregnancy prevention programs and community-based clinical services
  • Educate stakeholders about relevant evidence-based strategies to reduce teen pregnancy as well as on needs and resources in target communities

http://health.state.ga.us/healthdata/women.asp

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