Oct 30, 2020, 3:23 PM
Sasha Hughes, a seasoned professional who holds more than a decade of combined experience in hospitality and health care, has joined the staff of Thrive as a Project Coordinator. In this role, Sasha will convene, support, and connect a partner network of content and context experts, which will greatly impact teen pregnancy prevention in Oklahoma County.
Oct 1, 2020, 11:29 AM
Over the summer, Thrive was 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. With this funding, Thrive will work alongside Oklahoma County community organizations to create new, innovative programs and resources for parents and caregivers of adolescents that will increase protective factors* and ultimately lead to a decline in STI rates and teen pregnancy. Thrive is currently soliciting proposals from community organizations that would like to participate. Selected organizations will be guided through a process of creating innovative, equitable, and sustainable strategies and projects that empower and equip caregivers. Organizations will work with Thrive and its partners to develop these strategies through a human-centered design process.
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.
Jan 8, 2018, 11:16 AM
Thrive: A Sexual Health Collective for Youth is excited to announce its public launch. Thrive is leading a communitywide public-private collaboration with a bold vision to reduce the teen birth rate in central Oklahoma by one third by 2020.
Oct 9, 2017, 3:10 PM
The Oklahoman reports that over the last 25-years, teen pregnancies have dropped overall, but nationally the rate is declining at a faster rate than in Oklahoma. This has kept Oklahoma near the top of the list.
Jul 20, 2017, 6:04 PM
Two federal teen pregnancy prevention funding issues that will have a major and negative impact on Oklahoma need your attention:
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