Helping Our Communities Address Teen PregnancyWe need to reduce teen pregancy rates, and we need our whole community to get involved. Marion County's teen pregnancy rates are among the highest in Oregon. Teen pregnancies create serious risks for teens as well as for their children. Everyone can play a role in reducing rates: parents, neighbors, youth, schools, faith congregations, youth-serving organizations, businesses, and health care providers.Marion County's 6-Year Plan to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families identified teen pregnancy prevention as a strategic priority. The Children & Families Commission is addressing the issue by working with a broad-based group of community partners committed to reducing teen pregnancy. Read more about what we are doing in Marion County - 2011 Ready for the Future Project PlanRead more about the issue and Marion County's approach: June 2010 Briefing Paper December 2010 MemoTo get involved, contact us at 503/ 588-7975.Community Strategies to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
For more information visit the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.