Administered by: Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health

The Illinois Subsequent Pregnancy Program (ISPP) helps first-time mothers 13 through 18 years of age in seven Cook County areas of high teen birth rates. The goals of the program are to: delay a second pregnancy; use a contraceptive method effectively and consistently;remain in and complete high school; and ensure the teen and her child are healthy and prepared for school. Services include an integrated model of adolescent service delivery with two primary interventions: intensive home visiting in addition to substantive training through membership in a peer support group.