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SC Campaign CEO E.A. "Beth" De Santis Releases Statement Regarding Impact of Federal Funding Cuts to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We were recently notified by the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) that the five-year project for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs will end after three years on June 30, 2018. Since learning of this news, we have been working with local, state and national partners to inform key stakeholders regarding this decision and to start considering plans to address the gaps that this loss will create.

South Carolina receives about $6.53 million in TPP funding and it allows us and our partners to do our work in supporting communities with resources and information around the state of South Carolina. These investments are also used to provide evidence-based programs to our young people as well as ensure Youth Serving Organizations (YSOs), professionals, trusted adults and health centers receive the most relevant training and support to be in a position to succeed.

We encourage partners and advocates for young people around the state to remain vocal about the importance of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention resources for youth. Remind neighbors, school administrators, and politicians that research shows that 94% of South Carolinians believe teen pregnancy is an important problem (SC State Survey-USC Institute for Public Service and Policy Research, 2017). 

For more information, visit our Federal Funding Resources page.