Young Parents Program

  • Omar, Hatim (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The Young Parents Program will provide prenatal, postpartum and family planning services to teens and pediatric services to their infants and report the outcomes of their patients to the Department for Public Health (DPH). The Adolescent Risk Reduction Program will pilot a program of early intervention through comprehensive risk assessment, education and management. The Second Party agrees to perform the services as hereinafter described with particularity as follows: 1. To provide comprehensive prenatal, postpartum and family planning clinical services to approximately 300 unduplicated adolescent patients annually and to staff these clinics with professional and medical staff from the University of Kentucky, Department of Obstetrics and Department of Pediatrics. 2. To provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy when appropriate to patients seen in the UK 0B Clinic 3. To work with existing local and state agencies, referring program patients to additional support services, such as, Resource Persons and others as appropriate. 4. To provide medical services for both mother and infant, with mothers to be followed in the Young Parents Program and Infants followed in the Continuity Clinic of Pediatrics. 5. To evaluate this program semi-annually and to provide the Division of Adult and Child Health a copy of the evaluation. The evaluation shall include a profile of Young Parents Program patients served and include the following outcome measures: (1) percent of pregnant teens with first trimester entry into prenatal care, (2) average number of prenatal visits for program participants, (3) percent of low birth weight infants born to program participants, (4) percent of records that reflect documentation of history, assessment and counseling (as indicated) for alcohol, drug and tobacco use, (5) percent of teens who deliver who have a postpartum visit by the 42nd day after delivery, (6) percent of infants who return for the first scheduled well child checkup, (7) number of teens with repeat pregnancies within a two year period. A report will be due by January 31, 2004 (for the period of July 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003) and by October 1, 2004 for the entire previous fiscal year (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004). The October 1, 2004 report shall include the total number of unduplicated adolescent patients served the previous fiscal year. 6. Provide instructors for a minimum of 2 regional1-day training/workshops on adolescent health issues for health care professionals who deal with adolescents. Topics will include education on pertinent adolescent health risks and adolescent health risk appraisals. 7. Perform the Perkins Adolescent Risk Screen (PAR) on a cohort of 6thgrade students from Tates Creek Middle School. A comparison cohort from another middle school in the area will also be assessed using the PAR. Provide comprehensive risk reduction management at Tates Creek Middle School to those students identified as high risk while providing health education on risk taking behaviors such as substance abuse, sexual activity, violence and safety to the entire cohort. Sexuality education will be based on the principles and benefits of sexual abstinence and will not involve instruction on contraceptives. Cohorts will be followed through the end of 9thgrade to compare outcomes relating to risk taking behaviors. 8. Counsel all clients and families on the importance of avoiding tobacco use. Refer youth and adults to appropriate smoking cessation programs. Stress the importance of avoiding exposure to second hand smoke. Assist in removing the discrepancy in tobacco-related diseases in minority, economically disadvantaged, and rural populations. 9. Provide Services in accordance with Title X guidelines, including use of a patient sliding fee schedule. 10. Submit an annual Family Planning Annual Report (FPAR) to the state Family Planning Program Director by January 15 for the previous calendar year of services. 11. Coordinate YPP staff and HANDS program staff to improve pregnancy outcomes and early childhood development.
Effective start/end date7/1/046/30/05


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