NC Youth Connected E-newsletter
Keeping you informed of how NC Youth Connected is partnering with communities across North Carolina to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health. Sign up here to receive our bimonthly News & Updates (6 issues per year).
As you may know, the NC Youth Connected initiative is ending prematurely on June 30th, 2018 due to federal funding cuts at the Office of Adolescent Health. Despite the premature ending, we have made great strides in each community. In this newsletter we share the progress made to date.
Happy 2018! Newly-released data from the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics revealed an overall decrease in teen pregnancy across the state of North Carolina! North Carolina's teen (15-19-year-old females) pregnancy rate fell 7% in 2016, marking an all-time low for the ninth consecutive year.
October is Let's Talk Month! It's a great time for parents to practice talking to their kids in an honest and sensitive manner. We've got links to great resources just for that!
Summer is winding down and we are getting ready to kick off great work in this third year of NC Youth Connected! Below you will find information about some of our work this summer and will meet one of the awesome NCYC health educators!
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month! Find free #NTPPM digital tools and check out all the ways to get involved in supporting youth grow up healthy. Learn more and be sure to attend the annual Real Talk event at 71st High School on May 6th - its put on by teens themselves! Free event for teens and their families.
It's beginning to look a lot like Spring across the state and there's a lot to buzz about. Check out how health care centers can be more teen friendly, what teens were up to at the state legislature this month - #SpeakYouthtoPower, and the ins and outs of Minors' Right to Consent.
2017 is an awesome year to continue to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy! In this issue you'll find updates about all things teen - GET REAL and Seventeen Days youth programming, the Teen Wellness Clinic, how to join the Youth Leadership Council, and learning how to make a good referral to health care for teens.
You can't miss this one! It's our first official e-newsletter for the initiative. Get the skinny and learn more about Let's Talk Month recognized each October to increase communications around sexual health and relationships with young people.