The Foundation understands the importance of a healthy start in life and that the greatest opportunities to ensure healthy habits are formed early. GKFF has embarked on a series of initiatives focused on maternal and child health.
Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program is a national, evidence-based model aimed at preventing teen pregnancy by developing the adolescent’s capacity and desire to avoid pregnancy. The Carrera Program offers students a job club, academic enrichment, health and dental services, self-esteem building and sex education. The program currently serves sixth through tenth graders at Union Public Schools with year-round programming.
Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a collaborative organization working to make systems-level change to reduce teen pregnancy in Tulsa utilizing a four-pronged approach that involves: education, health center capacity building, public awareness and data. The Campaign works with government and nonprofit agencies to improve capacity in education and health services to youth and make changes at the district, organizational and policy level.
Take Control Initiative
The Take Control Initiative (TCI) aims to reduce the high rate of unplanned and teen pregnancies in Tulsa County through education, outreach and free clinical services for long active reversible contraception. With 15 health clinics throughout the greater Tulsa area, TCI empowers women and families in deciding when to bear children.
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH FEATURES