A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that North Carolina's teen birth rate* declined 27% between 2007 and 2011. The decline outpaced the national decline in teen birth rates, which was 25% over the same period.
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APPCNC has launched The Playbook: Your Guide To Safer, Sexier Choices, a comprehensive social marketing campaign to connect sexually active 18-19 year-olds in Gaston County to clinical services.
More than 200 youth and youth-serving professionals will gather on Wednesday, February 13, to ask legislators to invest in preventative health programs.
A new statewide billboard campaign encourages parents to consider healthier sex education resources for their children.
North Carolina’s teen pregnancy rate fell 12% last year, according to new data released on Tuesday by the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. The change represents the single biggest year-to-year drop ever and reduces teen pregnancy to the lowest levels in the state’s history.
Learn more about North Carolina's record-low teen pregnancy rates in our November Spotlight Story.
The March of Dimes North Carolina Chapter has announced grant funding for programs focused on prenatal and newborn care for at-risk North Carolina women. The deadline to apply for grants is July 23, 2012.
The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program - our office mates! - is searching for a Curriculum Development Coordinator. Located in Durham, NC, this full-time staff person would be responsible for working with a team of content experts and managing the process for the ongoing development and dissemination of age and stage curricula to be implemented in program replications around the country.
Our July 2012 Spotlight Story illustrates the intensive - but replicable - process used to turn an underutilized space into a new Teen Wellness Center at the Gaston County Health Department.
North Carolina provides the 4th best educational access for pregnant and parenting students according to new national rankings by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). Pregnancy and parenting are the single biggest reason girls drop out of high school.