Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program

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  • Funding History
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The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program funds community-based programs that are designed to prevent teen pregnancy, decrease sexually transmitted disease, delay early sexual activity, and to encourage young people to make healthy choices about relationships, sex and parenting.

The Department of Public Health provides funding to community-based agencies and community health centers to carry out program activities using science-based sex education models. The program focuses on youth from 10 to 19 years old, but also provides education and awareness activities for a broader population. Because funds are limited, the program targets communities with high teenage birth rates, as well as children who are clients of the Department of Children and Family Services. Activities have included after-school programs, service learning programs, and intensive case-management with siblings of parenting teens.

Updated February, 2015

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