Youth Services of Tulsa, Inc.
Project Overview: Youth Services of Tulsa (YST), the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (Tulsa Campaign), and Community Service Council (CSC) have formed a robust partnership–the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative)–to collectively advance teen pregnancy prevention efforts in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The teen birthrate for Tulsa County females, age 15-19, is 40% higher than the national average and some areas of Tulsa County have a birth rate more than triple the national average. The Collaborative is poised to reduce the birth rate to teens in Tulsa County by mobilizing the community, expanding current efforts, filling gaps, and increasing reach through strategic partnerships. The Collaborative will deliver diverse evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) interventions in seven settings (in-school middle school, in-school high school, alternative school, juvenile detention, community-based, specialized, and clinic) reaching 6,000 youth initially and eventually nearly 10,000 youth by grant year five in 2020. In addition, we will increase the number of youth receiving health care services by increasing the number of referrals and the capacity of area health care providers to offer youth-friendly services.
Target Population: Youth ages 11-19 years old
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Tulsa, OK (Urban)
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000): 37.3
Target Number of Youth Served (Per year): 6,000-10,000