The mission of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate and address contributing factors for Jackson County's young people. The TPPI is a community-wide effort led by the United Way of Jackson County and the Jackson County Health Department. The TPPI includes a diverse membership representing various sectors of the community, including parents, teens, community leaders, faith based groups, health care professionals, and individuals who are concerned about the sexual health of teens in Jackson County.
The goals of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative are to:
1. Maintain the TPPI as an active, sustainable collaborative that works to improve adolescent sexual helath in Jackson County.
2. Improve adolescent sexual health in Jackson County
3. Improve parent-child communication regarding adolescent sexual health
4. Improve community awareness regarding adolescent sexual health
Teen pregnancy is a community health concern with many complexities that requires long-term comprehensive solutions. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative is committed to working towards improving the sexual health of teens in Jackson County.