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HARTFORD COURANT: City Planning Program to Curb Teen Pregnancy

$4.5 Million Grant Will Fund The Plan

Published: 06.16.11| Updated: 06.16.11

HARTFORD — With a teen pregnancy rate more than three times the state average, city and agency officials are planning an ambitious program to try to curb the problem.

With a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the city's health and human services department and Office for Youth Services are collaborating on the effort with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and Hartford Action Plan.

Raul Pino, assistant director of the department of health and human services, said the city will award "mini-grants" this fall to a handful of nonprofit organizations in the city to head up education programs. Pino said they hope to have the programs running by winter.

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