Petersburg Health Department is celebrating the lowest teen pregnancy rate in four years. The health department has seen a decrease in the rate of teen pregnancies within the City of Petersburg from 103.7 teen pregnancies per 1,000 females in 2009 to 66.7 per 1,000 in 2012. These rates represent a 36% decline.
The Petersburg Health Department continues its focus to provide ongoing collaborations across schools, businesses, City of Petersburg Government agencies, community and faith-based organizations. “We are actively engaged with our community partners," says Alton Hart, Jr. MD, MPH, Crater Health District Director, "it takes the entire community working together to provide guidance, education and services to continue the city’s decline in teen pregnancies.”
The Petersburg Health Department provides a number of youth services to assist teens. HealthSpace Teen Clinic and PRIDE are community based programs. >> Read more
The Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency. Medical and non-medical backgrounds needed.