Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
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Teen Health: Preventing Pregnancy & Promoting Healthy Youth

December 08, 2015 | 10:00 AM
11:30 AM ET

TeenHealthNumberNearly 300,000 babies were born to teen mothers in 2013, with substantial immediate and long-term health, social and economic costs associated with each pregnancy. This webinar will explore strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and improve adolescent health, including:

  • Colorado’s efforts to expand access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among low-income women
  • Research demonstrating that this LARC initiative led to a 5% reduction in births and abortions among teens
  • Targeted outreach to 18 to 19 year olds, who represent the largest segment of the teens facing unintended pregnancy
  • Ways to improve access to reproductive health services for adolescents, such as alternative care settings
  • Why a concentrated focus on adolescent health and youth empowerment are a critical part of winning this battle

Speakers

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Evelyn Kappeler
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Mara Decker
University of California, San Francisco
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Harvey Galloway
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
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Erika Kirby
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
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Larry Wolk
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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Jason Lindo
Texas A&M University

Presentation Slides

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG)
New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health & Increase Access to Sexual Health Services Part 1
New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health & Increase Access to Sexual Health Services Part 2
Preventing Teen Pregnancy in South Carolina
The Colorado Family Planning Initiative
How Much Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Teen Birth Rates?

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