4326.0 CDC's Program to Promote Science-based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Creativity, Capacity and Partnerships

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 4:30 PM
This session describes the sitution in the US regarding teen pregnancy and articulates the need to base prevention strategies on evidence. Panelists define the CDC definition of science-baseed approaches to teen prenancy prevention and describe how the framework can be used in programs. Examples of science-based teen pregnancy prevention programs from around the country are discussed. Panelists describe efforts to build coalitions and mobilize communities and to build capacity to prevent teen pregnancy, STIs and HIV.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Articulate the need to strengthen science-based approaches promoting adolescent sexual and reproductive health 2. Describe systems-level approaches to teen pregnancy prevention 2. Understand CDC's definition of science-based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention and how the framework can be applied at local level 3. Identify potential stakeholders for coalition building and increasing interest in science-based approaches 4. Create partnerships with local communities to mobilize communities in the prevention of teen pregnancy, STIs and HIV.

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Organized by: Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Latino Caucus, HIV/AIDS

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing