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Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2010-2015

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.

Pregnancy prevention project aims to re-align resources, reproductive care for youth

Led by Project Director, Dawn Middleton, CAI's Teen Pregnancy Prevention project explores strategies for transforming health care delivery systems to better address youth's sexual health needs. For the past two years, Middleton and her team have focused on supporting grantees in identifying and engaging community-based health care providers in initiative activities. From conducting assessments of current clinical practices to identifying areas for improvement, CAI continues to work closely with grantees to develop systems to measure changes in access to, as well as use of contraception and sexual and reproductive health services.