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Public Health Rep. 2010 Jul-Aug; 125(4): 611.
PMCID: PMC2882614

Local Acts

This article illustrates a novel approach taken by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to rapidly test the efficacy of an intervention to improve teen friendliness of frontline staff working in South Bronx medical practices. It is not always clear exactly which aspects of poor access to care and poor utilization of services help drive high teen pregnancy rates in communities, but the authors have identified teen friendliness of services as an important intermediate outcome. Even when proved ineffective, their systematic efforts to achieve improvements are commendable as a way to target sexual and reproductive health care for teens.

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