Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies through Community-wide Initiatives: The President's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
CAI is one of five national organizations that has been awarded funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Bureau of Reproductive Health and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), as part of the President's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. As part of this initiative, CAI provides training and capacity building services to communities (Part A Grantees) that have been funded by CDC and OASH to plan and implement multi-component community-wide initiatives to reduce teen pregnancy and births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching African American and Latino/Hispanic youth aged 15-19.
CAI has been funded specifically to lead the component of the initiative that focus on developing linkages between teen pregnancy prevention programs, youth serving organizations, and community-based sexual and reproductive health services to ensure adolescents have access to timely, teen friendly, developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, evidence-based and confidential contraceptive and reproductive health care as part of community-wide efforts to reduce teen pregnancy and births by 10% in 2015.
For more information about the CDC initiative, click here.