Please join us on September 17 in Atlanta for this powerful day, filled with dynamic speakers and live entertainment. Click here to register.
We have disappointing news regarding the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and Title X. Last week the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee passed its version of the LHHS appropriations bill for FY 2017. The bill, which passed along party lines, eliminated programs critical to reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy. Click here to read more about the bill.
According to the CDC, Atlanta has one of the highest HIV rates in the country and, sadly, young people 13 - 24 make up approximately a quarter of all new cases. Yet, in Georgia’s abstinence-based sex ed, HIV education is virtually nonexistent. Click here to read the AJC's coverage of this issue.
Births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006, according to a new analysis published by CDC. Despite this progress, key challenges persist for many communities, according to the report. Click here to learn more.
The 2016 recipients were announced at Healthcare Georgia Foundation's Connections 2016 Conference: Building a Healthier Georgia Through Community Partnerships at the Intercontinental Hotel. Five individuals and one collaborative (P3) were selected for their work in advancing the health of Georgians. Click here to see the video.
GCAPP currently works with school districts across Georgia so that students get age appropriate, medically accurate sex ed. We currently reach 21,000 students a year in 10 districts. One of those districts is the Dekalb County School District which was featured on NPR's (WABE, 90.1) Education Series this week. Click here for a compelling story.
It is a new day for GCAPP! GCAPP now stands for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. We are leveraging our 18-year history and our strength into something much bigger and we’ve broaden our focus beyond teen pregnancy prevention to now include physical activity and nutrition, and healthy relationships.
To improve the overall health and well-being of young people in Georgia to ensure a more powerful future for us all.
Our New Vision:
We believe all children are entitled to a safe and healthy adolescence characterized by hope, respect and the opportunity for a productive future.
The Meaning of POWER & POTENTIAL:
We empower young people to improve their overall health and well-being so that they are better equipped to make healthy lifestyle choices which will help them reach their full potential, thus, leading
Leveraging Our Strength:
As the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, we connect our work back to the population we have a history of serving and continue to leverage our ability to advocate and mobilize for some of