News and Events
Requests for Proposals
The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Branch (APPB) has two grant opportunities with funding through the U.S. Department of Public Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Both Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are due by April 20, 2015, no later than 3:00 p.m. (CST).
The FY 2015 Alabama Abstinence Education Program (AAEP) funding is for community-based organizations to deliver abstinence education programming to middle-school students within the school setting. This grant requires match funding. More details can be found within the AAEP RFP.
The FY 2014 Alabama Personal Responsibility Education Program (APREP) funding is for community-based organizations to deliver programming to high risk youth aged 13 to 19 in community settings. This grant does not require match funding. More details can be found within the APREP RFP.
2015 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference
Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference, which will be held May 19-20, 2015, at Auburn University Montgomery's Taylor Center in Montgomery, Alabama. This year's theme is Insight, Answers, and Opportunities. Once again APPB will partner with the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to provide a great conference to community partners who wish to gain knowledge and skills that will enhance their work with children, youth, and families, toward our shared goal of reducing the rates of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Registration is entirely online; however, you may still pay with credit card, check, or PO. Early bird registration ($80) ends April 3; regular registration ($105) ends May 3; and late registration ($130) is available until the day of the conference.
Drop in Teen Birth Rates
New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics shows that teen birth rates have declined 10% in 2013, another historic low for the nation. Teen pregnancy rates have had a dramatic drop of 57% since peaking in 1991. Though this is great news, there is still a lot of work to be done. To learn how you can help adolescents make healthy decisions regarding their sexual health, visit our Abstinence Education and Responsibility Education (PREP) pages.
BUB3 - Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe
Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe promotes being smart - knowing your body, options and the risks of sexual behavior; being strong - standing up for yourself and how you feel; and being safe - protecting yourself from getting pregnant or getting an STI/STD.