Online Program

Teenage pregnancy prevention community-wide initiatives: Integrating clinical services, evidence-based programs, and community-wide strategies

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Under Tier 2 of the Teen Pregnancy Program, in 2010, in a partnership between the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) funded eight community based organizations and CDC funded five national training organizations to implement the 5-year cooperative agreement, Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies through Community-Wide Initiatives. Additionally, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) funded a Title X partner to implement the community-wide initiative. The community-wide initiatives are implemented in geographically defined communities with high rates of teen births and teen pregnancy, with a focus on African American and Latino youth aged 15-19. Community-wide initiatives were required to focus on five key components: community mobilization, evidence-based programs, clinical services, stakeholder education, and working with diverse communities. This panel session provides a forum to describe the overall initiative, including evidence-based strategies implemented within each of the key components. An in-depth review of two key components will be discussed: evidence-based programs and clinical services. Mid-project data will be presented, and successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the community-wide initiatives will be highlighted. Each presentation will also include grantee examples of lessons learned from implementing the initiative in their specific community.

Overview of a multi-component, community-wide approach to teen pregnancy prevention in 10 communities as part of the Office of Adolescent Health's Tier 2 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program   
Trisha Mueller, MPH, Lisa Romero, DrPH, MPH, Lawrence House, PhD, Anna Brittan, MPH, Heather Tevendale, PhD, Amy Fasula, PhD, MPH and Taleria R. Fuller, PhD
Sexual behaviors among Haitian youth in Greater Boston: Do they differ from other youth of African descent?   
Nicole Prudent, MD, MPH, Mathilda Ruwe, DrPH, Marie Foureau-Dorsinville, MD, Joel Piton, MD, Dominique Dupont-Dubois, MPH, Christy Benjamin, MS, Lois McCloskey, DrPH and Michael Gelder, MHA
Efforts to Enhance Health Center Youth Friendly Reproductive Health Services   
Lisa Romero, DrPH, MPH, Trish Mueller, MPH, Duane House, PhD, Anna Brittan, MPH and Rena Dixon, PhD, MPH, MCHES
Haitian American Responsible Teen (HART): A randomized clinical trial of a culturally-adapted curriculum for teen pregnancy and HIV prevention   
Nicole Prudent, MD, MPH, Mathilda Ruwe, MD,PhD,MPH, Marie Foureau, MD, Dominique Dupont-Dubois, MPH, Joel Piton, MD, Lois McCloskey, DrPH, Christy Benjamin, MS and Michael Gelder, MHA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus