Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative



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The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has multiple teen pregnancy prevention and parenting programs. Below is a listing of those programs, as well as information and resources for professionals working with adolescents throughout Michigan.


Taking Pride in Prevention (TPIP)

—TPIP is designed to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STis), including HIVIAIDS, and three adulthood preparation subjects: 1) healthy relationships; 2) adolescent development; and 3) parent-child communication. The goal of the program is to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy in Michigan. This will be achieved through the replication of evidence-based effective program models or substantial incorporation of elements of effective programs that have been proven to change behaviors. TPIP programs target youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 19.

—TPIP is funded by the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) administered by the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Learn more about the TPIP Program


Michigan Abstinence Program (MAP)

The Michigan Abstinence Program (MAP) aims to positively impact adolescent health by promoting abstinence from sexual activity and related risky behaviors, such as the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The goal is to increase the number of youth ages 12-18 (up to 21 years for special education populations) who abstain from sexual activity and other related risky behaviors.

Visit the MAP web site to learn more about the program.



Michigan Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (MI-APPP)

MI-APPP is designed to create an integrated system of care, including linkages to support services, which will improve the education, health and social outcomes for pregnant and parenting adolescents 15 to 19 years of age, the fathers, and the families in high-need Michigan communities. Through this integrated system, MI-APPP aims to reduce repeat pregnancies; strengthen access to and completion of secondary education; improve maternal and child health outcomes; and strengthen familial connections and support networks.

MI-APPP is funded by the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) administered by the Office of Adolescent Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Learn more about MI-APPP