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The Georgia Public-Private Partnership For Teen Pregnancy Prevention (P3)
In 2010, the Georgia Campaign for Power & Potential (GCAPP) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recognized the need to build a strong collaborative partnership in Georgia to continue reducing teen pregnancy rates. GCAPP, a statewide organization whose mission is to improve adolescent health with a focus on teen pregnancy prevention, was a natural fit to be the “backbone organization” to drive the unified collaborative's public-private strategy. GCAPP in conjunction with DPH and the Division of Children and Family Services held two roundtables with private foundations and public agencies in September 2010 and February 2011 to begin the discussion of a public-private partnership.
In June 2011, the stakeholders formed a new collective impact model called the Georgia Public-Private Partnership for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (P3). Funding for the P3 strategic planning process and management was made possible through generous grants from United Way of Greater Atlanta, the Kendeda Fund, and an anonymous funder.
Through this new collective impact model, P3 partners are strengthening major state systems and building the infrastructure to implement quality, evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and practices in Georgia. It requires commitment and collaboration across agencies and an investment of federal, state and private dollars to create and implement the plan.