DHHS - Office of Population Affairs
Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.
To establish innovative, comprehensive, and integrated approaches to the delivery of care services for pregnant and parenting adolescents with primary emphasis on adolescents who are under 17 years of age. To promote abstinence from sexual relations through provision of age-appropriate education on sexuality and decision-making skills as the most effective method of preventing adolescent pregnancy and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Funds for services under this program can only be used to: (1) Provide care services, prevention services, or both care and prevention services to eligible persons; (2) coordinate integrate and provide linkages among providers of care, prevention, and other services for eligible persons; (3) provide supplemental services to eligible persons in the community when existing services are not adequate or not available and are essential to the care of pregnant adolescents and/or to the prevention of adolescent sexual activity and adolescent pregnancy; (4) plan for the administration, evaluation, and coordination of pregnancy prevention services and programs of care for pregnant adolescents and adolescent parents to further the objectives of this legislation; and (5) fulfill assurances required for grant approval. Funded projects may not provide or subcontract for the provision of abortions or abortion counseling or referral (with exceptions).
Maternal Child Health, HIV/AIDS
Name: Dr. Patrick Sheeran
Site or Location Name: HHS/OPHS- 93.995 Adolescent Family Life Demonstration Projects