Georgia: Augusta, Conyers, Decatur Receive Nearly $1 Million for Teen Abstinence Grants
July 10, 2003
A total of nearly $1 million will go to health officials in three Georgia cities for teen abstinence education grants, federal officials said. The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta will receive $436,000, Rockdale Hospital and Health System in Conyers will receive $177,809, and Metro Atlanta Youth for Christ in Decatur will get $363,936, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The Abstinence Education Grant Program, which help communities create abstinence education programs for people ages 12 to 18, awarded 28 new grants for a total of more than $15 million. In March, Georgia health officials revamped the state's abstinence program. Georgia has the nation's seventh-highest teen pregnancy rate.Adapted from:
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