Answering the Call to Action

Helping New Haven Teens Avoid Unintended Pregnancy: Five Year Progress Report (2007-2012)

In 2007, the Mayor’s Task Force on Teen Pregnancy released "A Call to Action; Helping New Haven Teens Avoid Unintended Pregnancy" with findings and recommendations on how to decrease the teen pregnancy rate in New Haven. After the release of this document, the Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., created the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Council (TPPC) to determine the feasibility of the recommendations of the Task Force and to lead efforts in the implementation of specific programs.

Major changes in the political, economic, and social environment have occurred since the Task Force made its recommendations. Given this climate change, the TPPC partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars Program at Yale to perform a comprehensive review of the status of teen pregnancy prevention efforts in New Haven, including the accomplishments and challenges of the Council and the identification of future priority areas.

This report documents the activities of the TPPC in New Haven from 2007-2012.