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Resources by Topic: Teen pregnancy

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
Location: 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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Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015
Reports on trends in teen birth rates from 2007 through 2015 in urban and rural areas. Also includes 2015 teen birth rates by race and Hispanic origin for rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Brady E. Hamilton, Lauren M. Rossen, Amy M. Branum
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Union General Hospital: Showing What's Possible In Population Health
Outlines Union General Hospital's "It's a Girl Thing: Making Proud Choices" program, which seeks to curb sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy in Farmerville, Louisiana. The program focuses on educating high school girls on topics such as self-esteem, dating and violence, finances, the consequences of teen pregnancy, and more. Also includes a brief discussion with one of the program developers.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Teen Hospital Stays for Childbirth, 2004-2013
Data on hospital stays for childbirth among teenagers aged 15-19 years from 2004 through 2013. Includes data by location of patient's residence for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural (noncore) areas.
Author(s): Kathryn R. Fingar, Megan M. Hambrick
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Racism's Toll: Report on Illinois Poverty
Provides county-level statistics and data for the state of Illinois regarding poverty levels. Includes county fact sheets, reports, videos, maps, and definitions related to poverty.
Author(s): Amy Terpstra, Amy Rynell
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Alliance
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The Two Georgias: Addressing Health Equity in Rural Georgia
A series of articles discussing health disparities between rural and urban Georgia. Includes sections devoted to literature reviews, qualitative research, population science, needs assessments, and public health practices. Topics range from rural hospital closure, access and use of EMS services, and teen pregnancy, to social determinants of health as connected to childcare programs.
Location: Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 5(4), 294-404
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Public Health Association
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Sex in the (Non) City: Teen Childbearing in Rural America
Reports on the high rates of teen births in rural counties and why these rates are higher than urban counties.
Additional links: Informational Resources, Summary, Technical Appendix
Author(s): Alison Stewart Ng, Kelleen Kaye
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Power to Decide
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