Higher Education

As a health center, you play a key role in South Carolina. Achieving reductions in teen pregnancy rates requires a sustained commitment and investment in young people. In order to accomplish this goal, please consider the following actions—

Partner with local health centers

  • The SC Campaign has partnered local community health centers with four and two-year campuses to incrase awareness and access to family planning services for student. Contact Rena Dixon, Health Services Coordinator, at 803-771-7700 or campaign@teenpregnancysc.org for support if you need assistance creating a partnership.
  • Provide condoms and condom education through student live, residential life programs and peer education programs. For more information on how to make condoms available on your campus, visit our Online Learning Center.

Incorporate information about sexual health, contraception and decision-making into college introductory courses, or offer a stand-alone course for 18-19 year olds.

  • Provide staff development to incraese an understanding of the need for unplanned pregnancy prevention programming. IN addition, provide professional development for faculty and staff who will be conducting or overseeing the program.
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's curriculum, "Making Smart Deicisions," is designed specifically for two-year campuses. For more information, visit www.thenc.org.

Provide support services for pregnant and parenting teens.

  • Provide information on birth spacing and contraception, positive parenting classes, family housing, childcare and educational support. This high priority group has very specialized needs and requires personalized support to excel in school while parenting.
  • The SC Campaign is dedicated to providing information about sexual health and access to healthcare. Free promotional materials are available through the SC Campaign. Contact us at 803-771-7700 or communications@teenpregnancysc.org.

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