Title Teen/Tot Clinic
AAP Grant ID 1922
Project Year 2011
City & State Woonsocket, RI
Program Name CATCH Implementation
Topic Teenage Pregnancy & Parenting
Program Description
The TeenTot Clinic will provide collocated and concurrent primary care services for teen mothers and their children. The long-term project goals are to create a lifelong connection to a patient-centered medical home for both mother and child, as well as to reduce second pregnancies. Locating this program in Woonsocket is important because of the city's significant socioeconomic challenges and health needs. Woonsocket's childhood poverty is the third highest in the state and 25% of all children born are born to mothers without a high school diploma. Woonsocket has significantly higher teen pregnancy and delayed prenatal care rates, as well as lower breastfeeding rates, than the rest of the state. Teen mothers will receive their postpartum visit, be screened for postpartum depression, and be counseled about the importance of delaying second pregnancy, as well as receive the routine preventive care and age-appropriate anticipatory guidance that is so important and be referred to outside resources. Pilot funds from CATCH will allow initial implementation of this project, necessary evaluative data collection, and the grant writing important to the long-term sustainability of this project.
1. To increase completion of postpartum visits among teen moms
2. To increase use of birth control among teen moms
3. To increase use of routine primary care/increase connection to patient-centered medical homes among teen moms.
AAP District District I
Institutional Name Thundermist Health Center, 450 Clinton Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895-3207
Contact 1 Beata Nelken, MD
Contact 2 Lauren Nocera, MSW, MPH
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