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Improving Outcomes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Teen pregnancy and parenting is a leading reason young people drop out of high school, and pregnant and parenting teens face immense challenges finding work, staying gainfully employed, and reducing the likelihood of a subsequent pregnancy as well as health or relationship problems. Until recently, federal programs have not explicitly focused on a clear programmatic gap—improving the outcomes of highly vulnerable teen parents. Even within this gap, there was a lack of evidence on what to do. To address this issue, the Office of Population Affairs within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working to build the evidence base around improving outcomes for pregnant and parenting teens. Join us for a forum in our Washington, D.C. office and live via webinar on March 25, 2020, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET, when a panel of experts will discuss emerging evidence on programs and their outcomes from a newly released supplement of the Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Expert speakers include the following:
- Susan Zief, Mathematica
- Jessica Harding, Mathematica
- Amy Margolis, Office of Population Affairs
- Lissa Pressfield, California Department of Public Health (Pregnancy Assistance Fund grantee)
- Iliana White, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
- Matthew Stagner, Mathematica
- Jennifer Manlove, Child Trends
- Sheldon Smith, The Dovetail Project