The SC Campaign works to prevent teen pregnancy through a variety of approaches across South Carolina. Read about some of our current initiatives below, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Office of Adolescent Health — Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) | 2012–2017
In partnership with the Children’s Trust of South Carolina, this program focuses on providing resources for four counties: Darlington, Horry, Richland and Spartanburg to work directly with expectant and parenting teens. The SC Campaign manages the sub-recipient selection process and coordinates technical assistance in partnership with the Children’s Trust, SC Center for Fathers and Families, SC Thrive, and the University of South Carolina’s SC Rural Health Research Center. NotRighNowSC.org is a significant communication resource for teens in these communities.
Office of Adolescent Health (Tier 1A) | 2016–2020
The SC Campaign is partnering with 16 local DJJ and DSS sites to build their capacity to implement and evaluate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs. Based on current caseloads, over 3,380 high need youth, ages 13 – 19, will be reached. NotRigtNowSC.org is used as part of the parent-child communication efforts.
Office of Adolescent Health (Tier 1B) | 2016–2020
The SC Campaign is partnering with local coordinating agencies in Aiken, Anderson, and Orangeburg counties to take teen pregnancy prevention programs to scale in three settings in each county. The estimated reach is 6,000 youth annually during years 2–5. Communication efforts will include increasing awareness of the issue and generating support for the program among adults and youth. The SC Campaign has also been included in Mary Black Foundation’s (Spartanburg County) funded Tier 1B project as a technical assistance/capacity building partner.
Family and Youth Services Bureau — Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP)
In partnership with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), this program focuses on increasing the number of youth ages 11-19 that access an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program, including adult preparation topics, through the distribution of grants to local communities.
South Carolina Department of Social Services
This funding supports education, training, technical assistance and public awareness activities throughout South Carolina and funds partners in local communities to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention interventions to youth between the ages of 11 and 19. It also supports the annual Summer Institute that brings together youth-serving professionals from across the country for two days of learning the latest information about teen pregnancy prevention programs and approaches.
BlueCross BlueShield Foundation of South Carolina
This grant supports communication efforts, the Summer Institute, and improving access to quality reproductive health services for teens in Federally Qualified Health Centers and DHEC health centers located in high need counties. In 2016, 11 health centers will participate in the South Carolina Adolescent Reproductive Health Leadership Summit, a 9-month learning collaborative to support the implementation of policies and practices that improve health care services for teens.
The Duke Endowment
These resources are used to support four primary objectives: 1): supporting community mobilization efforts in Darlington County and implementing evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in schools, health centers and in the community and increasing access to reproductive health services for Darlington County teens; 2) increasing the capacity of existing partnering health centers to integrate teen-friendly reproductive health best practices into their organization’s standard operating procedures and policies; 3) increasing outreach and community mobilization efforts involving communications strategies and provide dedicated time for the CEO to increase engagement with potential partners and funders; and 4) creating a learning culture within the organization utilizing research and evaluation activities to ensure the agency continues as an innovative thought leader resulting in the creation of best practices for the field.
Choose Well is a South Carolina quality family planning initiative that seeks to reduce unintended pregnancy among women, men, and teens by 1) developing and disseminating culturally appropriate information about highly effective methods of contraceptive methods and 2) by increasing women’s, men’s and teens’ access to contraceptive counseling and clinical services. The SC campaign will design and implement a teen-centered plan as part of Choose Well. The additional resources provided by Choose Well will expand the South Carolina Adolescent Reproductive Health Leadership Institute (SCARHLI) as well as pursue new strategies to meet the needs of teens and young adults in South Carolina.