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Resources by Topic: Teen pregnancy

Rural Insights from the National Center for Health Statistics on Teen Births and Infant Mortality
Webinar presents rural research from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on teen childbirth and infant mortality rates for rural and urban areas from 2007 to 2015. Discusses the implications of these two health indicators on maternal and child health.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Transcript
Date: 06/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Teen Pregnancy: Federal Prevention Programs
Report evaluates four federally funded programs that focus on teen pregnancy prevention: the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program, the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), the Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program, and the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program. Features a breakdown of each program and an evaluation of their activities and efficacy. Discusses which programs operate in rural areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Adapting an Evidence-based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: The Longer-Term Impacts of "Reducing the Risk" in Kentucky
Presents evidence on two-year outcomes among students in rural Kentucky high schools who participated in a program designed to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Author(s): Brian Goesling, Joanne Lee, Robert G. Wood, Susan Zief
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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2018 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Analyzes health factors and outcomes to report on county-level health disparities throughout the U.S. Discusses a variety of health measures, including low birth weight, residential segregation, child poverty, and teen birth. Covers key findings, and calls to action and community guidance to improve health outcomes for all health measures.
Additional links: 2018 State Health Reports
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Implementing a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in Rural Kentucky
Describes efforts of 2 local health departments to implement a high school curriculum to help prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in a 13-county area of rural Kentucky.
Author(s): Rachel Shapiro, Robert G. Wood
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Adapting an Evidence-based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: The Early Impacts of "Reducing the Risk" in Kentucky
Reports on the short-term impacts of a comprehensive sex education and teen pregnancy prevention program provided at rural high schools in Kentucky.
Author(s): Brian Goesling, Robert G. Wood, Joanne Lee, Susan Zief
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Over Tea, South Carolina Girls Learn about Healthy Decisions
Highlights South Carolina's Tea Time with Teens, a program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy by bringing together community leaders, mothers, and daughters to build life skills and make healthy decisions.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: SMART Program
Describes the Set Morals and Resist Temptations (SMART) program, promoting evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education for youth ages 11-19 in 4 high-need rural Southeast Oklahoma counties.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
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Delta Health Alliance: Delta Futures Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
Describes a program promoting evidence-based, medically accurate public school curricula scheduled to be implemented in all 18 Mississippi Delta rural counties.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
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