Medical
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Initiative Description: School-based prenatal care in an alternative school setting.

Study Results: Teens receiving school-based prenatal care were absent 12 fewer days, as compared with those receiving non-school-based care (P =.001), and their dropout rate was half that of those receiving non-school-based care.

Reference: Barnet B, Arroyo C, Devoe M, Duggan AK. Reduced School Dropout Rates Among Adolescent Mothers Receiving School-Based Prenatal Care. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(3):262–268. doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.3.262

Level of Evidence:  2 out of 5 stars Good