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The Planning Initiative Award (PIA) project was a collaborative effort between the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy (NICRP) and the Center for Health Promotion (CHP)/Department of Health Promotion, research centers in the School of Public Health. The purpose of the project was to conduct an assessment of the access to reproductive health services among lower SES pregnant and parenting teens in the Las Vegas Valley. The project was designed to identify gaps in existing services and assist researchers in developing communication networks between community members, providers, educators, and policymakers. The data collected during the project period has great potential to make an impact on the health outcomes of low-income teen mothers and their babies through the information and development of new opportunities for pregnant and parenting teens to access health services.

This document serves as the final report for this 2006-2007 Planning Initiative Award project. An extension was granted for submission of this final report, due to unanticipated delays in completing aspects of the project that were outside of the control of the researchers. These delays are noted in the section entitled “Description of the Project.”


Health services accessibility; Nevada – Las Vegas; Poor teenagers; Reproductive health services; Teenage pregnancy


Health Services Research | Maternal and Child Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Women's Health