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Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initative



The map shows the name and locations of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Specialists, their contact information and the administrative office.

Territorial Map of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Specialists - PDF - Updated 10/2017


APPI is a focus area of the Title X Family Planning Program that provides statewide development, oversight and coordination of adolescent pregnancy prevention activities.  APPI is responsible for community outreach and education about the Family Planning Program.  The mission of this initiative is to support teens as they explore and determine responsible sexual and reproductive options for their future. 

In working with public schools for the past seventeen years, APPI has developed presentations that help teachers cover required content, standards and objectives (CSOs) using components of evidence-based curricula.  The goal is to assist schools in eventually choosing and using evidence-based curricula (on their own) as part of the way they teach sex education.  APPI offers classroom presentations, parent education, and professional development for educators to aid in sustaining a health program that includes medically accurate, age appropriate, comprehensive sex education.

Classroom presentation learning objectives include:

  • Reproductive Life Planning (RLP)
  • Myths about sex, consent, birth control, sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy
  • Contraception – methods and effectiveness
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) 
  • Family Planning – how to access services and what services are provided, as well as the locations of area providers

The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative is made up of dedicated professionals who are passionate about their work with young people. Each specialist has experience working with teens and an understanding of the challenges parents face when communicating with them about reproductive health. 

Since September 2015, APPI Specialists have completed more than 700 presentations in 35 counties reaching about 10,000 West Virginia students and over 300 adults with medically accurate, age appropriate, sexuality education.  

During the 2016-2017 school year, 3,873 surveys were entered into the APPI database from 30 schools and four community organizations. 

Results covering presentations in 18 counties from November 2016 to July 2017 indicate students’ knowledge of Family Planning locations and services increased from 33.1% to 91.7%.  Students were 20% more comfortable talking about reproductive health after APPI presentations at their school.



WV APPI influences and supports teens

as they explore and determine responsible

sexual and reproductive options for their future.


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