Welcome to MACCS Health Services!
MACCS Health is an organization that provides a variety of health focused programs to schools and community based organizations servicing children. We are the provider of choice for several Charter schools in the Philadelphia area. Services can be provided on a full or part-time basis and contracts are tailored to fit your needs and your budget. Call for an appointment today.
“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” - A. J. Reb Materi
MACCS is pleased to be working with some of the strongest community institutions in the area. Our growing client roster continues to give us the opportunity to learn from collaboration.
Month of May: Health Observance Topic
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
May Observance 2016
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. During this month we acknowledge the advocates who promote the critical guidance and information needed to help our nation's teens to make responsible decision and avoid teen pregnancy. As part of President Obama's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI), the CDC is partnering with the federal Office of Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) to reduce teenage pregnancy and address disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates (advocatesforyouth.org). Local community driven groups have formed in multiple states like I Matter! which is based in West and Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their goal is to promote teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health education and services to the surrounding communities.
According to the Office of Adolescent Health, one in six (17%) births to 15- to 19-year-olds were to females who already had one or more babies. Furthermore, teen birth rates differ substantially by age, racial, ethnic group, and region of the country. Seventy-three (73) percent of all teen births occurred to 18- to 19-year-olds - most birth rates were also higher among Hispanics and African American adolescents than among their white counterparts.
For more information regarding the Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website. If you are interested in finding out more about I Matter! in Philadelphia, please visit their website http://imatterphilly.org/why-teens-matter/.
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