Adolescent Reproductive Health

JSI works to improve the health of adolescents and prevent teen pregnancy through innovative, evidence-based youth development programs.

In partnership with public health agencies, community-based organizations, and health care delivery systems, JSI's work in adolescent health in the U.S and globally is founded on Positive Youth Development principles, inclusion of marginalized sub-groups, and trauma-informed approaches. 

JSI staff provide capacity-building assistance and serve as evaluators and program development specialists and facilitators. We have guided the work of our partners and clients and developed resources and tools that are informed by the latest research and field-tested evidence.

Part of what makes our work to improve adolescent health and prevent teen pregnancy unique is that we operate on the premise “nothing about them without them.” Youth’s ability to live, learn, work, and play shapes their outlook on life, future goals, and ability to make healthy decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues means taking a “system strengthening” approach that integrate sectors, involves youth, and leverages our knowledge of organizational development, community engagement, and delivery systems.

Read our staff blogs related to teen pregnancy prevention.

Our Feautured Work in Adolescent Reproductive Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Teen Pregnancy Prevention
JSI provided T/TA to nine state and community-based youth-serving organizations and partners implementing the Working with Diverse Communities component of the CDC-funded Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies through Community-wide Initiatives project.

Engaging Young Men in Clinical Services to Prevent Premature Fatherhood

The CDC Division of Reproductive Health selected JSI to provide capacity-building assistence to community-based nonprofit programs that provide reproductive health services in their communities.

Development of a LBGTQ Online Curriculum for the RI Department of Education

JSI was contracted by Youth Pride, Inc. of Providence to develop an online curriculum about LGBTQ youth as a professional development course for the Rhode Island Department of Education.