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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

DC Health is the lead agency for teen pregnancy prevention efforts in the District and believes that convening, coordinating, and integrating a multitude of teen pregnancy prevention programs in the District is critical to achieving District-wide impact. In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community-wide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, DC Health engages youth early in preventive health and reproductive life planning through a multi-component and community-wide approach.

To reduce and prevent teen pregnancy and improve adolescent health outcomes, the Community Health Administration provides technical assistance and oversight for the coordination of community-wide Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Programs. A network of community-based providers implement evidence-based or evidence-informed teen pregnancy prevention curricula in school and community settings for elementary, middle and high school male and female youth, ages 5-20.

Each partner of DC Health’s TPP program provides education, life skills training and access to adolescent-friendly services, with goals to:

  • Promote educational success
  • Achieve a reduction in unintended pregnancies
  • Improve prenatal and postnatal health
  • Improve parenting skills
  • Increase access and utilization of health services
  • Increase the number of youth with a reproductive life plan

DC Health’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program partners are:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Crittenton Services of Greater Washington
  • Healthy Babies, Inc.
  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
  • The Young Women’s Project
  • Urban Institute

For more information, please contact us via email at [email protected] or via phone at 202.442.5925

Service Contact: 
Family Health Bureau
Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-5905
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-4947
Contact TTY: 
711
Contact Suite #: 
3rd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002