Project Overview: The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) proposes to decrease the teen birth rate in Maricopa County utilizing two primary strategies: (1) target capacity building assistance (CBA) to at least six youth-serving organizations annually and (2) establish a community practice focused on teen pregnancy prevention. Targeted CBA will take place with youth-serving organizations that have catchment areas with the highest rates of or increases in teen births, or that serve particularly vulnerable populations, including LGBTQ youth and Native American youth. The teen birth rate in Maricopa County is 30.3 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19; however, there are sizable geographic areas within the county with rates as high as 112.7 per 1,000. The project plans to serve 4,500 youth annually or more than 22,000 youth by the end of the project.
Target Population: Youth ages 13-15 residing in zip codes in Maricopa County
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Maricopa County (Urban)
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000): 30.3 overall with some zip codes with a rate as high as 112.69