Next Generation Health Center (NGHC) Core Operating Support/Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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Investigator: Kohar Der Simonian, MD
Sponsor: California Wellness Foundation

Location(s): United States

Description

New Generation Health Center (NGHC, or “New Gen”) is a clinic of the University of California at San Francisco’s (UCSF) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. With a goal to decrease the number of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among high risk youth in San Francisco, NGHC employs a comprehensive model of care, which includes:

  • Providing high quality, youth-friendly reproductive health care

  • Educating community youth about the risks of teen pregnancy and STD transmission

  • Leading research studies that focus on adolescent reproductive health issues

  • Educating tomorrow's health care providers about working with high-risk youth and New Generation’s philosophy of care

”New Gen” has built a reputation with San Francisco youth as a place with ”Answers, not Attitude.” That's the ”New Gen” motto and what youth want when it comes to their health.

New Generation Health Center targets our services to urban youth ages 12 – 24. New Generation provides approximately 5,500 clinical reproductive health care visits to 2,500 unduplicated clients annually. The majority of our clients are low-income, and reside in the Mission District or Bayview Hunter’s Point neighborhoods of San Francisco, the areas of the city that report highest teen pregnancy and STD rates. Roughly 10% of our patients are male. About 12% of patients have limited English proficiency.