National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, 2015
The following is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health Grantee Digest. See the original post here.
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is pleased to share a Presidential Message issued on the occasion of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month 2015. In his message, President Obama shares the important reminder “…that we all share a responsibility to stay involved in the lives of our young people.”
2015 also marks the 5th anniversary of OAH. Among its proudest achievements is its work to prevent teen pregnancy, which is only possible with the hard work and dedication of our grantees.
The teen birth rate in the United States is now at a record low and those of us who are working to support adolescent health and reduce teen pregnancies are encouraged by this positive news, yet there is still a lot of hard work to do. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month provides us with an opportunity to reflect on how we can keep working to help adolescents fulfill their potential by delaying pregnancy, completing their educations, and becoming healthy adults.
OAH 2015 National TPP Month Materials & Events
- Read the 2015 National Teen Pregnancy Month Presidential Message (available through May 2015)
- TPP Update for Grantees (PDF, 2 pages) from OAH Director Evelyn Kappeler
- New TA tool: A Checklist for Putting Positive Youth Development Characteristics into Action in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs (PDF, 16 pages)
- New TA tool: Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs at a Glance (PDF, 3 pages)
- Adolescent health commentary from Surgeon General Vivek Murthy (PDF, 3 pages) in the current issue of Public Health Reports
- If you subscribe to Public Health Reports, please read OAH Director Evelyn Kappeler’s Executive Perspective, Adolescent Health and Teen Pregnancy in the United States: A Progress Report (OAH is working on making it available for non-subscribers)
Widening Our Lens: Co-Occurring Risk Behaviors During Adolescence
Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Open to All Grantees. Learn more about the relationships between co-occurring risk and protective behaviors and the implications for TPP and other adolescent health programs.
URL and dial-in information to come
From Research to Practice: Incorporating Key Positive Youth Development Practices into your Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
Learn more about how to integrate positive youth development (PYD) practices into teen pregnancy prevention programming in this recent webinar. Slides, Audio, Transcript (PDF, 53 pages).