Efforts to Enhance Health Center Youth Friendly Reproductive Health Services
In partnership, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) have implemented from 2010-2015 a 5-year multi-component community-wide teen pregnancy prevention initiative in 8 state and community organizations. Strategies to improve community-clinical linkages were included to ensure that youth have access to both quality community resources and quality clinical services.
This presentation will focus on the clinical component of the initiatives’ efforts to enhance youth-friendly reproductive health services by 1) improving evidence-based clinical practice implementation and 2) offering tiered, client-centered counseling on a broad range of contraceptives, including the most effective methods. A funded community-organization from Spartanburg County, SC will be highlighted for the work on the clinical component, including their collaboration with health center partners to improve implementation of evidence-based clinical practices and address barriers to long-acting reversible contraception use among teens and health care providers.
Providing access to youth-friendly, evidence-based, and client-centered reproductive health services can facilitate adolescent utilization of reproductive health services and increase the use of the most effective contraceptive methods among sexually active adolescents.
Learning Areas:Clinical medicine applied in public health
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Describe youth friendly reproductive health services. Identify evidence-based clinical practices for adolescent reproductive health services. Identify barriers to LARC use among teens. Identify barriers to LARC use among health care providers. Describe strategies to improve implementation of evidence-based clinical practices. Describe strategies to address barriers to LARC use among teens and health care providers.
Keyword(s): Teen Pregnancy, Reproductive Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the lead on the clinical component of the CDC TPP Community-wide Initiative and am an expert in adolescent sexual risk behavior/teen pregnancy, youth-friendly reproductive health services, and evidence-based clinical guidelines related to adolescent reproductive health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.