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National Health Promotion Associates Wins Contract to Develop Teen Pregnancy Prevention Mobile App

   

WHITE PLAINS, NY—National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA) is pleased to announced that it has been awarded a contract from the National Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to develop a mobile app that can connect adolescents to local pregnancy prevention resources.

The CDC has set a priority to support a range of innovative tools and interventions that enable teens to experience better reproductive health. In response to this priority area, NHPA submitted its award-winning proposal to help prevent premature sexual behavior and adolescent pregnancy.

NHPA will develop an app that gives adolescents direct access to accurate, evidence-based, comprehensive, and teen-friendly information and resources regarding pregnancy prevention. Using smartphone technology will help ensure that health services and vital resources are current and immediately available. It will also provide them with the “life skills” needed to cope with the many challenges facing teens.

“We are excited about receiving this CDC funding and look forward to developing a modern tool to link adolescents and their parents and caregivers to resources and services in their own communities,” said Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, professor emeritus of Cornell University’s Weill Medical College and president of NHPA.

Dr. Christopher Williams, Senior Vice President of NHPA and director of the team developing the new app for CDC, added that “this new mobile app has significant public health relevance and pairs the most effect evidence-based prevention science with smartphones—a tool that has a large presence in the day-to-day lives of adolescents.”

About National Health Promotion Associates

National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA) is a dynamic and innovative health research and development firm located in White Plains, New York. NHPA focuses on developing, evaluating, and providing training for a range of health and wellness programs. An area of particular interest relates to the prevention of adolescent health risk behaviors such as substance abuse, violence, bullying, and teen pregnancy. For more information visit: www.lifeskillstraining.com.

Contact:

Paulina Kalaj 800-293-4969 pkalaj@nhpamail.com

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