111. Effectiveness of a Shelter-Based Health Empowerment Program for Pregnant And Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness: A Mixed-Methods Community-Based Participatory Research Study

Youth experiencing homelessness (YEH) face significant health challenges and have limited access to healthcare. Approximately one-third of YEH are pregnant or parenting, yet few interventions exist to meet the health needs of pregnant and parenting YEH (PPYEH) and their children. In partnership with a local housing program for PPYEH, this mixed-methods community-based participatory research study assessed the effectiveness of a multi-component shelter-based health empowerment program (EMPOWER) that sought to strengthen connections with health services for PPYEH and their children, improve child and adolescent health, and support adolescents ’ reproductive life goals.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research