Rural ImPACT: Engaging Rural Latino Parents for TPP

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Organization

dFusion

Project Team

Regina Firpo-Triplett, Project Director/PI
Yethzell Diaz, Project Coordinator
Bonita Stanton, MD, Consultant/Expert Advisor
Erica Marsh, Logistics Specialist
Liz Pico, Bilingual Copyeditor

Project Summary

Through the blending of a locally developed intervention that brings together Latino youth and their parents/guardians, the Rural ImPACT team plans to increase parent-child communication regarding sexual health. This program will allow parents/guardians to practice discussing sexual health topics and concerns with their youth in a positive manner. By encouraging and facilitating this discussion, the Rural ImPACT team aims to reduce unplanned and teen pregnancies among Latino youth in rural communities.

Impact on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Rural ImPACT will reduce teen pregnancy and health disparities through a locally developed, culturally and regionally appropriate youth curriculum with a component to engage parents in the youth’s sexuality education through meaningful and trust-building ways.