Community-Wide Initiatives

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, community-wide 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.

Nine state- and community-based organizations and five national organizations were funded through the 5-year cooperative agreement, Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies through Community-Wide Initiatives.

The five national organizations provided training and technical assistance to the nine implementing state and community-based organizations. The state- and community-based grantees, in turn, provided training and technical assistance to youth-serving organizations and partners to carry out activities within several key components:

  • Community Mobilization
  • Stakeholder Education
  • Evidence-Based Programs
  • Increasing Youth Access to Quality Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
  • Working with Diverse Communities to Promote Health Equity