Unintended Teen Pregnancy, HIV, and STD Prevention Efforts. Strengthening Communication and Collaboration Between Agencies. CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). Presentation Overview. The issues: HIV, STDs, unintended teen pregnancy
Strengthening Communication and Collaboration Between Agencies
CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
Data and Statistics
Sources: U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics, Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2004, and Weinstock, H.,
et al., Sexually Transmitted Diseases in American Youth: Incidence and Prevalence Estimates 2000
Despite of Widespread Efforts to Delay and Discourage Sexual Activity Among Young People, the Reality Is That One in Five Americans Have Sex Before Their 15th Birthday. Source: 14 and Under – The Sexual Behavior of Young Adolescents, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2003
A Closer Look
Sources: Weinstock, H., et al., and Chesson, H.W., et al., The estimated direct medical cost of sexually transmitted diseases among American youth, 2000
Youth are only 25% of the sexually active population
Source: Weinstock, H., et al.
Chesson, H.W., et al.
new HIV cases
in youth are
among those 21
Sources: NIAID 2002, NCHS 2002, CDC Surveillance Data, and Weinstock, H., et al.
Source: CDC Surveillance Data 1999, and Weinstock, H., et al.
Source: U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics, Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2004
Source: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2004
Coalition building involves identifying agencies that would be good members of the alliance and bringing them together. Members should join for the right reasons and offer value to the collaborative
This is the vision shared by the collaborative that defines what you seek to accomplish. Write down a concise, clear statement of your goals
Create a plan that considers both your goals and the available resources of your collaborative, as identified in the needs assessment
Communication and process evaluation
Involving the community
Never more so than when working
For more on building and maintaining effective coalitions see the booklet Essential Tips for Successful Collaboration, developed by a joint work group on school-based teen pregnancy, comprised of 8 national organizations, funded by DASH
CDC DASH http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/index.htm
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