This grant will support the organizational priorities of the National Campaign. During the grant period, the National Campaign will carry out initiatives designed to help young people decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant. When young people get pregnant on their own terms, they face fewer challenges in achieving educational and career goals, they are better prepared for parenthood, and their children’s life trajectories may improve. The campaign works toward its outcomes through a coordinated, multifaceted approach that includes strategic communications, advocacy, capacity building, and convening.
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for general operating support
Power to Decide, also known as the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, provides trusted sources of information and research-based solutions related to unplanned pregnancy, contraception, healthy relationships, and other topics via its websites, the press, entertainment industry, and key influencers. Power to Decide works to advance policies that guarantee equitable access to reproductive health information and services, and is currently expanding efforts to promote holistic reproductive well-being both nationally and locally through an initiative that is building capacity across multiple health and social sectors to improve reproductive health. Power to Decide has been a key Hewlett Foundation grantee, particularly as the lead on the 10-year Special Initiative to Reduce the Need for Abortion. This grant is aligned with the overall U.S. Reproductive Health strategy.
for general operating support
This grant would renew general operating support to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (the National Campaign), the lead grantee for the Global Development and Population Program’s Special Initiative to Reduce the Need for Abortion. The National Campaign works to raise awareness of the consequences of teen and unplanned pregnancy and offer a range of activities, often through partnerships with other organizations, aimed at reducing teen and unplanned pregnancies. The National Campaign focuses particularly on reducing unplanned pregnancy among adults in their twenties because women over age twenty account for eighty percent of abortions and unplanned pregnancies in the United States. The National Campaign will focus on four areas: (1) improving key policies in both the private and public sectors in order to increase access to the most effective contraceptive methods and expand effective programs (for example, making contraception free through Medicaid in more states); (2) increasing the ability and motivation of individuals to behave responsibly with regard to pregnancy planning and prevention (with a focus on both entertainment media such as MTV’s popular program, 16 and Pregnant, and digital media such as Bedsider.org); (3) conducting special outreach to high-risk groups including Latino teens, foster care youth, and community college students; and (4) supporting these program activities with strong research and communications activities.