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New Border Health Resources

By | May 7th, 2012|General|

Obesity, injury prevention, teen pregnancy, and substance abuse are all border health priorities.  Our prevention team put together an inventory identifying current programs addressing these priority areas in AZs border communities.  Our WIC program and Arizona Nutrition Network reach thousands of low-income women and kids along the border- improving nutrition and reducing obesity.  Programs like our Sexual Violence Prevention & Education and Safe Kids [...]

AZ Leads the Way to Reducing Teen Pregnancies

By | April 10th, 2012|Prevention|

Teen pregnancy is a key public health indicator because of the profound negative health outcomes related to a lack of education and economic opportunity.   For example, only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma versus approximately 90% of their peers.  The disadvantages caused by a teen pregnancy can last a lifetime- and even spill over to [...]

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards

By | March 21st, 2012|Prevention|

Late last week we awarded two new community-based contracts for the new Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) funds: BJ Youth Foundation and Mariposa Community Health Center. PREP is the new federal program from the Affordable Care Act that requires programs educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.  This [...]

New Teen Pregnancy Prevention Contracts in Place

By | October 19th, 2011|Affordable Care Act, General, Prevention|

Last week we awarded 4 community-based contracts for the new Personal Responsibility Education Program funds to prevent teen pregnancy in AZ.  The funding we’ll be passing through to our new contractors is part of the Affordable Care Act- and requires programs educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception as ways to prevent pregnancy and STDs.  All [...]

Preventing Teen Pregnancy

By | April 27th, 2011|Prevention|

Preventing teen pregnancy could save the United States about $9 Billion per year.Teen mothers face higher rates of preterm birth, and their kids have higher rates of low birth weight, and infant death.  Teen mothers are more likely to drop out of high school and remain single parents.They’re more likely to be jailed at some time [...]

Teen Pregnancy on the Decline in AZ

By | January 19th, 2011|Preparedness, Prevention|

Our Bureau of Public Health Statistics just released a new 10-year trend report on Teen Pregnancy in Arizona, 1999-2009.  Some of the key findings are Teen pregnancy rates dropped 34% in AZ from 1999 to 2009. There were a total of 12,537 pregnancies to teens younger than 19 in 2009, which was the fewest number reported [...]

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resources in AZ

By | January 18th, 2011|Prevention|

To combat teen pregnancy, ADHS uses multiple approaches that best fit with needs of local communities.  Our Bureau of Women’s & Children’s Health has implemented teen pregnancy prevention programs since 1997 and currently administers the Abstinence Education Program and Comprehensive Education using lottery dollars and new federal funding authorized through the Affordable Care Act.   The federal [...]

Teen Pregnancy Interventions

By | October 19th, 2010|Prevention|

Preventing teen pregnancies could save Arizona more than $180M/year.  Teen mothers face higher rates of preterm birth, and their kids have higher rates of low birth weight and infant death.  Compared to women who delay childbearing until the age of 20 to 21 years, teenage moms are more likely to drop out of high school and to [...]

Youth Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Released

By | June 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|

The vast majority of deaths among kids and young adults in the US are preventable- and many involve the choices theymake.  Car crashes are responsible for 30% of deaths, unintentional injuries 16%, murder 16%, and suicide 12%.  Teen pregnancy causes a wide range of social problems, and there are more than 9 million cases of [...]

“Winnable Public Health Battles” Teen Pregnancy

By | May 28th, 2010|Prevention|

For regular readers, you know this is the last topic of the CDCs 5 "winnable battles".  CDC's new leader, Dr. Thomas Frieden, is focusing the agency's energies on these topics because he believes we can beat them in three years. 5.     Teen Pregnancy Preventing teen childbearing could save the United States about $9 Billion per [...]