Network of Trust has impact on teen pregnancy rate

ALBANY — The Phoebe Network of Trust school health program was begun more than 20 years ago, when Albany was rated as having one of the highest incidences of teen pregnancies in the United States.

In 2009, the program received an award from the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy for its efforts to decrease the teen pregnancy rate in Southwest Georgia. This followed recognition in 1998 that awarded Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital the American Hospital Association’s NOVA award for creative solution to community health challenges.

Recently, the network’s director, Angie Barber, told the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County that while preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and promoting healthy babies and…

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