December 2016 Newsletter



Happy holidays from the Texas Campaign!!

On behalf of the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, we send our heartfelt wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all our partners, supporters, educators, youth service providers, families and youth. There isn't a day that goes by where we aren't reminded of your dedication and are honored to stand by your side as we work to ensure the health of Texas youth. 

Thank you for all you do and we look forward to working with you in the New Year!!
Register today for Texas Campaign's 2017 Symposium

Registration is now open for the Texas Campaign's 6th Annual Symposium, scheduled for March 29-31, 2017, in Grapevine, Texas. The event is expected to attract hundreds of professionals from throughout Texas including social workers, clinicians, researchers, practitioners, educators, youth service professionals, graduate students, and other key program staff.

The 2017 Symposium is the place to be for those interested in the latest information on healthy adolescent development and teen pregnancy prevention efforts in Texas. The program will be jammed packed with sessions on a variety of topics, all with one main theme - how those from across the State can unite and make their voices heard to improve the health and well-being of the the thousands of youth and their families who call Texas home. Participants will also have the opportunity to increase their knowledge, gain and refine skills and network with colleagues from their region and around Texas.

Retiring board members announced

The Texas Campaign staff and board of directors recently recognized three retiring directors for their many years of service. Dr. Janet Realini, President/Founder, Healthy Futures of Texas; Cindy Ballard, retired CEO; and Dr. Peggy Smith, a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychology, and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, served in various leadership roles from 2010-2016 and were instrumental to the early success of the organization. The Texas Campaign expresses our tremendous gratitude for their vision and leadership toward our mission of preventing teen pregnancies across the state. They are going to be greatly missed! 
There's still time to become a Founding Member in new program

Make a difference every single month by becoming a member of the Texas Campaign's new monthly giving program. For as little as  $10 a month , you can help more Texas youth build a better future for themselves and help make Texas a healthier place to grow up.  S igning up is easy! Your tax-deductible gift will automatically repeat each month, which means you don't have to think about it.  

Join our Friends Campaign by Dec. 31, 2016 and be forever recognized as a  Founding Member of this special group. 

iTP3 funding opportunity announced 

Do you have a fresh and creative idea or program to prevent teen pregnancy? Are you passionate about being a pioneer of the next generation of teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs? Are you committed to eliminating pregnancy disparities among youth? If so, the iTP 3  project team wants to hear from you! This unique funding opportunity is an exciting step towards advancing adolescent health and wellbeing through the expansion of promising TPP programs.
 
CDC releases Winnable Battles report

The Centers for Disease Control recently released their final report on their Winnable Battles, a five-year initiative (2010-2015) consisting of seven public health priorities that have both large-scale impacts on health and known, effective strategies to address them. Teen pregnancy was one of two priorities that exceeded its 2015 target: U.S. teen births fell more than 40%!


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THE TEXAS CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY
208 West Fourteenth Street, Ste. 102
Austin, Texas 78701
512.387.0380
Mission: 
To improve the quality of life for children, families, and communities across Texas by preventing unintended teen pregnancies