Addressing Adult Preparation Topics Training
On March 23, 2010 the President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This Act amended Title V of the Social Security Act to include a new State formula grant program, the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). PREP funds are to be used to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and at least three adulthood preparation subjects. These adulthood preparation subjects are: 1. Adolescent Development 2. Educational and Career Success 3. Financial Literacy 4. Healthy Life Skills 5. Healthy Relationships 6. Parent-Child Communication This training provides information regarding these six adulthood preparation subjects and each section includes tips, resources, and “additional information” to provide further guidance.
Avis Wright, MPH, CHES and Brittany Wearing, MPH, CHES
Avis joined Fact Forward in May 2017 after serving as a Health Education Coordinator with the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services. She is currently responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of educational strategies that meet the identified needs of Fact Forward target markets and partners. Avis also coordinates and oversees content for our annual conference, Summer Institute. Avis graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Her path to public health began while volunteering with health promotion nonprofit agencies. She continued her academic studies at Walden University where she obtained a Master of Public Health degree. Her interests include philanthropy, sexual health, and health education.
Brittany joined Fact Forward in August 2016 and currently manages Fact Forward's Office of Population Affairs Tier 2 Project, emPOWERed SC: Creating Linkages for Youth of Color in South Carolina. Brittany has 10 years of experience as a subject matter expert in the area of reproductive health/sexual health, contraceptive technologies, and HIV/STDs. Brittany’s passion for this work was fueled by her undergraduate and graduate studies, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health and Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Family Planning Health Worker with a keen interest in adolescent health, maternal/child health, and reproductive justice.