From 2010 to 2015, CDC, the federal Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), and the Office of Population Affairs collaborated to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, communitywide initiatives in reducing rates of teen pregnancy and births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching African American and Latino or Hispanic young people aged 15 to 19 years.
Stakeholder education was a key component of the 2010 to 2015 communitywide initiatives. This activity entailed educating civic leaders, parents, and other community members about evidence-based strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and improve adolescent reproductive health. Educating the community on the needs and available resources in the community was also a central part of this work.
The awardees, nine state-and community-based organizations and five national organizations, along with CDC and OAH, collaboratively developed valuable program tools and resources which may be useful for other teen pregnancy prevention initiatives:
- Stakeholder Education Strategies Guided by Best Practice - This document provides a list of strategies for organizations seeking to engage and educate specific groups in their communities. The strategies include findings from peer-reviewed literature as well as expert opinion and lessons learned from the field. This document was developed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the national organization funded by CDC from 2010-2015 to provide technical assistance to the state and community-based grantees (known as Part A grantees) for the Stakeholder Education component of the communitywide initiatives.
- Page last reviewed: February 9, 2016
- Page last updated: February 9, 2016
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