The Mohave County Department of Public Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is offering FREE workshops to both teens and their parents/guardians to improve their health and quality of life.
This workshop is a part of a nationwide movement to decrease health disparities, one of which is teen births. High teen pregnancy rates create economic, social and environmental disadvantages for both families and their communities. (http://thenationalcampaign.org/why-it-matters/teen-pregnancy)
Mohave County: 35.6 Teen Births per 1000, Females 14-19 years of age.
Arizona: 34.1 Teen Births per 1000, Females 14-19 years of age.
US 2015: 22.3 Teen Births per 1,000, Females aged 15–19.
Center for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/Vitalstatsonline.htm)
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program aims to reduce these disparities through education of our youth, families, schools and community leaders using evidence based curriculum that offers scientific facts on the natural developing body as well as gain knowledge and develop skills in communications, decision making, and health education.
These life skill components are key to shaping an individual towards self-directed engagement in their future planning and decisions. The free two, half-day workshop is scheduled at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Dates/Times: June 23,, 2017 4 pm – 8 pm
June 24, 2007 10 am – 2 pm
(928) 753-0794,ext 4070