Augusta, GA- (August 6, 2020)- Teaming up to help those who help others – Today Augusta Partnership for Children is proud to announce its newest initiative, Augusta CAREs. Augusta CAREs stands for the Augusta Campaign for Adolescent Responsibility and Equity.

The goal is to have a significant impact on improving optimal health of adolescents, reducing teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in communities with the greatest needs and disparities; and seeks to align community systems an in effort to promote optimal health for all youth with emphasis on vulnerable youth with the greatest risk.

In Addition, this initiative focuses on bringing together community stakeholders, community systems leaders, and youth in effort to identify the barriers to optimal health both mentally and physically. The new initiative serves a minimum of 1,200 vulnerable adolescents living in the East Augusta area (30901). Augusta CAREs uses a system thinking approach to create a comprehensive strategy that produces clear pathways to healthy adolescent development for youth in the region.

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The project described is supported by Grant Number TP1AH000242-01-00 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Population Affairs.

For more information about Augusta CAREs, please call (706)721-7464 or email cwimberly@augustapartnership.org

 

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