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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives (TPPI) invests in the young people of North Carolina. We help teens learn the knowledge and skills they need today so they will be able to take care of themselves, their families, and their communities for the rest of their lives.

TPPI supports communities across North Carolina with programs that prevent teen pregnancy and support teen parents. The Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) helps teen parents prevent a repeat pregnancy, graduate from high school, keep themselves and their babies healthy, and build skills that will help them support themselves and their babies. The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (APPP) prevents teen pregnancy by providing young people with essential education, supporting academic achievement, encouraging parent/teen communication, promoting responsible citizenship, and building self confidence among their participants.

There may be an APP project or APPP project in your community. If not, please contact your local health department external link about teen pregnancy prevention programs or services for teen parents that they may provide.


TPPI Map of Projects Across N.C.
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Current APP and APPP Projects

 

News and Events

Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop to Historic Lows: North Carolina’s 2012 teen pregnancy rate was 39.6 per 1,000 girls ages 15-19, the lowest rate recorded in state history. For more information on the 2012 teen pregnancy data, please read the full press release. To access state and county-level data, please view the 2012 NC Pregnancy Rates Table, Females Ages 15-19.