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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives (TPPI) invests in the young people of North Carolina. We help teens learn the knowledge and skills they need today so they will be able to take care of themselves, their families, and their communities for the rest of their lives.

TPPI supports communities across North Carolina with programs that prevent teen pregnancy and support teen parents. The Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) helps teen parents prevent a repeat pregnancy, graduate from high school, keep themselves and their babies healthy, and build skills that will help them support themselves and their babies. TPPI supports three separate primary prevention programs: Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (APPP), Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and Redefining & Empowering Adolescents and Community Health (REACH). These programs prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections by providing young people with essential education, supporting academic achievement, encouraging parent/teen communication, promoting responsible citizenship, and building self-confidence.

There may be an APP, APPP, or PREP project in your community. If not, please contact your local health department external link about teen pregnancy prevention programs or services for teen parents that they may provide.

TPPI Map of Projects Across N.C.

(Click on map to enlarge; PDF version)

Current APP and APPP Projects







Updated: September 20, 2019