Dear Friends and Supporters,
On behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors, we are excited to share the Healthy Futures of Texas 2016 Annual Report.
Our collaboration with many community partners has resulted in impressive progress towards reducing teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among young adults. As of 2014, when compared to 2000, teen birth rates in San Antonio declined 46%. As a result, more teens have a better opportunity in life to reach their personal goals, complete their education, and have more promising workforce and economic opportunities for themselves … and someday in the future… for their children.
Healthy Futures is proud to be a catalyst for this progress. Our abstinence-plus education programs reached 4,901 youth and 433 parents/guardians in 2016. Our strong advocacy program is a leader in the state as we engage others to restore and assure low-income women’s access to important preventive healthcare services and contraception.
While this is an amazing improvement – we are wise to stay focused on our mission. The San Antonio teen birth rate remained 55% higher than the U.S. rate. Through collaboration with partner agencies and school districts to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy, we can continue to significantly impact young people’s education, career goals, earning potential and their children’s health and educational outcomes.
Thank you for being part of our mission to improve the lives of youth and young families. Your support of Healthy Futures of Texas is valued and appreciated.