Teens Linked to Care (TLC)

Link

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/substance-use/pdf/teens_linked_to_care.pdf

Sponsoring Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description

Details a school-centered pilot project that examined implementing strategies to prevent youth substance abuse and risky sexual behaviors in high-risk rural communities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Highlights efforts to address related issues of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), teen pregnancy, and high-risk substance use through education, primary prevention, and early detection screening. Program activities included implementing new health curricula, partnering with health departments and community drug-free coalitions, and developing and distributing informational products and video campaigns.

Geographic Coverage

Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio

Topics

Harm Reduction • Health and Wellness • Health Education for Community and Patients • Infectious Diseases • Opioids • Prevention • Schools • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Youth