Jul 27, 2020, 12:06 PM
Thrive has been selected by the Office of Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as one of only 13 organizations in the country to receive a “Tier 2 Innovation and Impact Network Grant: Achieving Optimal Health and Preventing Teen Pregnancy in Key Priorities.” With grant funds of $1.38 million for the first year of a three-year project, Thrive will use the funding to spark innovation among Oklahoma County community organizations to create new programs and resources for parents and caregivers of adolescents. The project’s goals are to establish, coordinate, fund, and support a highly collaborative network of partners (Network) to develop, refine, and test innovative interventions for parents and caregivers. Partner organizations in this collaborative endeavor include: Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Variety Care, Sunbeam Family Services, Lilyfield, and the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County.
Oct 8, 2019, 4:32 PM
Oct 4, 2019, 9:50 AM
An Oklahoma County mission announced a major reduction in teen pregnancy rates Wednesday. Thrive is a sexual health collective for youth, founded as a mission in 2015 with the mission of teaching teens about their bodies and pregnancy prevention. “Oklahoma has the third highest teen birth rate in the country, which means that we have one of the highest teen birth rates in the developed world,” CEO of Thrive Laura Lang said.
Feb 27, 2019, 1:00 PM
Oklahoma does not have required sex education in schools, and across the state what is offered in most schools is far from expert considered comprehensive. But a trio of bills making their way through the state legislature may help bring Oklahoma's sex ed in some cases into the 21st century.
Feb 12, 2019, 1:00 PM
Oklahoma is one of the states with the highest teen birth rate in the U.S. A partnership of organizations has been fighting for years to bring those numbers down. There's that phrase--Knowledge is power, and Thrive, a public private collaboration, says that giving teens information is a major factor in a decline in Oklahoma’s teen birth rate.
Feb 1, 2019, 8:15 AM
February is recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Many organizations use this month to raise awareness about teen dating violence and to also highlight prevention efforts.
Nov 1, 2018, 2:36 PM
Thrive is a 2018 recipient of a two-year “Tier 2” grant for teen pregnancy prevention through the US Health and Human Services Department / Office of Adolescent Health. This grant will enable Thrive and three of its partners, OCCHD, Teen emPower!, and Variety Care, to implement a multi-tiered approach (youth, parents/caregivers, and systems level) to reducing teen pregnancy in Oklahoma County.
Aug 15, 2018, 4:00 PM
The “sex talk” should be an ongoing conversation — and it definitely doesn’t have to be awkward.
Aug 9, 2018, 8:00 AM
The good news is that although Oklahoma has the second-highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, teen birthrates in the state continue to decline. In Oklahoma County, which leads the state in the number of teen births annually, the work of the Central Oklahoma Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition is paying dividends.
Aug 8, 2018, 11:00 AM
Health educators teach OKC teens about their bodies and communication.


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