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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



The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative works to increase public awareness about problems resulting from early sexual activity and childbearing. APPI collaborates with existing community organizations to promote local activities. APPI provides abstinence-based education but includes information about contraception and access to family planning services.

APPI provided reproductive health education to nearly 8,000 students in 61 locations and worked with Lakin Women’s Correctional Facility to provide healthy relationship and contraception education to inmates preparing for release.

In 2018, APPI received an award from the WV Immunization Network (WIN). Each year, WIN holds an awards event to recognize individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to improve immunization rates. APPI was selected to receive an award from WIN for the promotion of the Gardasil vaccine during classroom presentations.


  • Participation in 4-H, Teen Institute, Upward Bound and other youth camps in multiple counties statewide.
  • Campus visits and presentations at WV Colleges and Universities – including participation in freshman orientations, family orientations, dorm and resident advisor meetings, and trainings.
  • Completion of training in and implementation of evidence based and promising curriculums – Reducing the Risk, Making Proud Choices and Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH).
  • Development and implementation of a pilot project to reduce the risk of pregnancy for students with disabilities – Life Choices – West Virginia Rehabilitation Center (2006). APPI is continuing this type of work with ResCare and Starlight by working with adults with disabilities who are living independelty (2017).
  • Evidence based curriculum introduced to Youth Reporting Centers in multiple counties.
  • Presentations and exhibits for a variety of organizations including: Share the Vision, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Statewide Health Conference, WV Housing, WV Student Affairs, Statewide Afterschool Network, Gear Up, Rural Health, Youth Expos in multiple counties, Student Success Summit, Back to School workshop, School Based Health, Faces of Leadership Conferences, WV School Counselors Association, Nurses Association, KidStrong, and the West Virginia Association of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
  • Promotion and participation in nationally recognized events such as: “Let’s Talk Month”, “Picture Your Future” Prom Promotion, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and National Day.
  • Participation in housing authority and other summer lunch programs – presentations and exhibits.
  • Administration of the federal Personal Responsibly Education Program grant.



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