Modified: December 7, 2016 3:34pm
From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
Date December 7, 2016
CONTACT: Mary C. St. Mary/Mary.StMary@Erie.Gov
Phone: 716.858.4941/ Mobile: 716.253.3925
HOPE Buffalo Hosts Community Forums
Bringing the Plan to Reduce Teen Pregnancy by 30% to the Community
ERIE COUNTY, NY— HOPE Buffalo will be holding two community forums next week in Buffalo to discuss their objective to reduce teen pregnancy by 30% by 2020 in targeted Buffalo City zip codes with the highest teen pregnancy rates.
Key topics will include:
- What is HOPE Buffalo?
- What is the Plan?
- Identification of Solutions
- Next Steps to Move Forward
“In order for our efforts to be successful and truly community-led, we need to engage youth, parents and other concerned residents in our planning and implementation phases,” said Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Commissioner of Health. “It is in everyone’s best interests to support HOPE Buffalo as we strive to build a sense of purpose and hope for the future in our youth. Our ultimate goal is to build a more equitable and healthy future for both City of Buffalo youth as individuals and for the City as a whole.”
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The HOPE Buffalo project is supported through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health to the Erie County Department of Health and CAI (Cicatelli Associates Inc.).
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This publication was made possible by Grant number 5 TP1AH000106-02-00 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.