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April 2016: Join the HHS Office of Adolescent Health in Recognizing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Adolescent Health Insider

Join the HHS Office of Adolescent Health in Recognizing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Every May, the nation recognizes the progress made and renews its commitment to teen pregnancy prevention. Significant declines in teen birth rates have occurred in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups. Since 2006, the teen birth rate in the United States has declined over 40 percent. Nevertheless, disparities persist and more work remains.


Ways to Support Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) invites you to join us in recognizing May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM). Whether you have two minutes, two hours, or two days to devote to supporting National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, you can use OAH resources, tools, and ideas to raise awareness in your community.

  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Supporter Kit. Download your copy of the Supporter Kit to get 12 unique ideas for getting involved, as well as sample language for news releases, newsletters, and social media—everything you need to participate in NTPPM right at your fingertips.
  • National Teen Pregnancy Month Twitter Chat. Teen pregnancy and birth rates are at historic lows, but there is still more work to be done. Join the HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and chat partner The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy on Friday, May 6 at noon ET for an hour-long Twitter chat. Share and get great ideas about how you can support National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Follow the conversation and participate using #NTPPM.
  • Digital Town Hall Webinar. Join the HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) on Wednesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. ET for a 90-minute Digital Town Hall webinar discussing the importance of a continued focus on teen pregnancy prevention (TPP). Panelists will include OAH staff, grantees, and experts from the field who will share about successes of the OAH TPP program, as well as ways to get involved and support efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.

CDC Webinar. Reducing Disparities in Teen Birth Rates: A National Snapshot from CDC and Examples from the Field, a webinar from CDC's Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), will highlight new findings on reductions in teen birth rates and persistent disparities. Program partners from the OAH/CDC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community-Wide Initiative and federal speakers, including OAH Director Evelyn Kappeler and DRH Director Wanda Barfield, will present during the hour-long webinar, which till take place on Thursday, May 19 at 1 p.m. ET.

Please help OAH spread the word with these sample social media posts:

Facebook:

  • No matter how much time you have, you can get involved in National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (#NTPPM). Download the Supporter Kit, participate in a Twitter chat, join the HHS Office of Adolescent Health Digital Town Hall, and more. Find out how at: http://1.usa.gov/1ppHKjU

Twitter:

  • Our youth deserve brighter futures. This May get involved in Nat'l Teen Pregnancy Prevn Month w/ @TeenHealthGov http://1.usa.gov/1ppHKjU #NTPPM
  • 2 min? 2 hrs? No matter how much time you have, get involved in Nat'l Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month #NTPPM http://1.usa.gov/1ppHKjU
  • Get ideas & tips for National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month w/ @TeenHealthGov's Supporter Kit http://1.usa.gov/1ppHKjU #NTPPM

Learn More

For more information about these events, visit OAH's National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month page. For more information about OAH's teen pregnancy prevention efforts, visit the OAH TPP Program page.

Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on February 22, 2017