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TRH TASK FORCE MEETINGS

There are no TRH Task Force meetings scheduled at this time.

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BACKGROUND


In the Spring of 2013, the Orange County Women's Health Project 
partnered with Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties to launch the Teen Reproductive Health (TRH) Task Force to address the disparities in the teen birth rates within certain pockets of Orange County and the slowly increasing rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) across Orange County. 

POLICY BRIEFS & RECOMMENDATIONS

Over the next eighteen months, the TRH Task Force prepared a Policy Brief, and on October 17, 2014, presented the following policy recommendations at the 3rd Orange County Women's Health Policy Summit:

1. Ensure teen pregnancy prevention and sexual health programs for youth in Orange County are culturally competent and use a gender lens.
 
2. Integrate pregnancy prevention and sexual health education into delivery of basic needs and services for high-risk youth in Orange County. 

3. Promote sexual health literacy among parents and adults that work with youth in Orange County. 

4. Understand sexual risk behaviors among youth in Orange County.

In 2015 the OCWHP worked with PPOSBC to develop an action plan and mobilized the TRH Task Force to support comprehensive sex education in public schools. Thanks in part to this effort, as of January 1, 2016, the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) mandates, updates, and expands sexual health education in public schools in California. The TRH Task Force is supporting the implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act.

Click here to read the 2014 Policy Brief: Teen Reproductive Health

Click here to view the Teen Reproductive Health Policy Recommendation Presentation