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Social Determinants and Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Exploring the Role of Nontraditional Partnerships

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Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) that influence teen pregnancy is paramount to eliminating disparities and achieving health equity. Expanding prevention efforts from purely individual behavior change to improving the social, political, economic, and built environments in which people live, learn, work, and play may better equip vulnerable youth to adopt and sustain healthy decisions. This article describes the value of an SDOH approach for achieving health equity, explains the integration of such an approach into community-level teen pregnancy prevention activities, and highlights two project partners’, including JSI's, efforts to establish and nurture nontraditional partnerships to address specific SDOH. 

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