Meeting Archive:
The Impact of Positive Youth Development Programs on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

“The Impact of Positive Youth Development Programs on Teen Pregnancy Prevention.” 

Additional Resources:
Advocates for Youth:
Forum for Youth Investment:
Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center:
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy:
Search Institute:
Youth Asset Study:
Wyman Center, Inc. :
The Brookings Institution: Cost Effective Investments in Children--

Continuing Education Credits are Available. See attachment.


Meeting Description:

NACCHO and CityMatCH co-produce "Emerging Issues in MCH" (E-MCH) webinars, presenting current research, policy and practice strategies on critical issues in US public health.

Evidence that Define Positive Youth Development (PYD) programs can promote adolescent reproductive health and can have sustained impact with potential for positive impact among diverse groups of youth. Speaker's presentations will consider PYD and evidenced-based programs that can impact teen pregnancy prevention, and  features presentations by invited speakers from Healthy Teen Network, the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health and the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP).

Learning Objectives

  • Define Positive Youth Development (PYD), and its impact of on Teen Pregnancy Prevention.
  • Describe evidence-based interventions to address Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Describe strategies used in promoting adolescent sexual health and preventing adolescent pregnancy
  • Identify at least two resources for local health departments to utilize PYD approaches as a strategy to address teen pregnancy

NACCHO and CityMatCH have been approved by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to provide continuing education credits (CME, CNE, CECH, and CEU's) for the Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health Series beginning September 20, 2007 through September 19, 2009. To view the accreditation statement, please visit

Date: Thu, May 28, 2009
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): CityMatCH & NACCHO; Maureen Fitzgerald, MPA - host


•  Recording
 Presenter Information
Gina Desiderio, MA, Program Manager

Healthy Teen Network


Kari Gloppen, MPH, Health Scientist

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Division of Adolescent and School Health

Jill Farris, MPH, Program Manager

Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP)