We work to bring cutting-edge programs to Georgia that promote the development of healthy children and families. Community programs that GCAPP administers are listed below. 

 

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

  • Youth Advisory Council: Young people ages 16-24 serve as GCAPP ambassadors by inspiring and informing peers, and providing input on issues facing adolescents.
  • Youth Empowerment Summit (YES!): Forums that enable high school and college students to address issues important to them in a safe, supportive environment.
  • Eban Initiative: A multi-dimensional, culturally tailored project that seeks to promote optimal health among young African-American males ages 15-19 in Clayton County.
  • PEER UP College Strategy: A partnership with campus health and wellness departments to integrate sexual health information into online coursework.
  • TMI-Georgia: An app that answers questions about sexual health. 

PARENT ENGAGEMENT

  • Parent Toolkit provides diverse information, tips, and tools for navigating topics (e.g., sex education) and situations (e.g., sexual violence, answering difficult questions) to better help their kids prepare for life’s challenges.
  • Parent Workshops provide resources for parents to help them talk to their children about sexuality at different developmental stages.

COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION

  • Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) educates high-risk youth on both abstinence and contraception for prevention of pregnancy and diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
  • WISE Initiative provides medically accurate, age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education in schools throughout the state.
  • Innovative Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (iTP3) is a college-based initiative that trains students majoring in Health & Physical Education to teach sexual health.

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION

  • Georgia Public-Private Partnership for Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Our goal for statewide impact is to lead school and community partners in initiatives that place teen parents on a path of independence, family success, and the avoidance of a repeat teen pregnancy. GCAPP and community partners are working to reduce teen births by another 22% by 2020, to move Georgia out of the bottom 25.
  • Second Chance Homes provide wrap-around care for teen mothers and their children; empower teen mothers to become self-sufficient parents; and work to reduce repeat teen pregnancy.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & NUTRITION

  • PowerMoves! Get Active, Eat Better, Do Better is an elementary school program that helps students build gardens, taste and make healthy foods, and learn about nutrition. Developing good nutritional habits at an early age is a key positive pathway for adolescents.

 

A GCAPP INITIATIVE: OPTIMAL ADOLESCENT HEALTH IN MACON-BIBB COUNTY


GCAPP, in partnership with Community Health Solutions, is leading a critical effort in Macon-Bibb County to improve the health and well-being of some of Macon-Bibb county’s most vulnerable young people. This work is made possible by a grant recently awarded to GCAPP by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the umbrella of the Office of Population Affairs (OPA). GCAPP is looking to serve approximately over 3,600 disenfranchised youth between the ages of 13-19 years old over the three-year period throughout Macon-Bibb County.  
 
The Aligning Community Systems for Optimal Adolescent Health (ACSOAH), developed by CHS founder and CEO Jevon Gibson, is a multidimensional framework that facilitates transformative community action for vulnerable youth in the community of Southwest Macon in Georgia. Using the Aligning Community Systems (ACS) framework, GCAPP will bring together community and agency leaders as well as youth, parents, families, and others, for a planning process reflective of parity and inclusion. This group of stakeholders, led by best practices in STI prevention programs and an evidence-based approach, will develop the Macon-Bibb Blueprint for Optimal Adolescent Health. The Blueprint will serve as a community action plan for years to come.
 
The community partners helping to lead the project are: Community Health Solutions, United Way of Central GA, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central GA, Communities in Schools of Central GA, the Motivating Youth Foundation, and the Central Georgia Community Partnership.