Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP)
The purpose of the CAPP Community-Based initiative is to develop and expand primary prevention programs aimed at decreasing the incidence of adolescent pregnancy through the establishment of a comprehensive and coordinated approach to reduce the risk of initial and repeat pregnancies, STDs and HIV/AIDS rates among New York State adolescents. In North & Central Brooklyn; a community with birth rates of 34.2 per 1,000/ year receives evidence based education to reduce rates of pregnancy using the “Be proud! Be Responsible and “Cuidate” curricula. Further, the initiative effectively addresses issues associated with adolescent parenting and the racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities that are related to adolescent sexual health outcomes.