Taking Pride in Prevention (TPIP) is Michigan’s federally-funded, Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) teen pregnancy prevention initiative. MOASH is subcontracted through the Michigan Department of Community Health to provide training for twelve TPIP grantee agencies. Building a Movement in Michigan for Gay Straight Alliances (BAMM GSAs)MOASH has been awarded a three-year federal grant through the Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards (NPPA) from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) for the BAMM GSAs program! This project brings together otherwise isolated stakeholders across Michigan to improve the social and health outcomes of LGBTQ youth by increasing the number, and improving the capacity, of GSAs in our state. MOASH coordinates MY Voice, a youth advisory council of young people ages 16-21 from around the state who provide youth perspective on curricula, brochures, web sites and clinical spaces that provide teens with sexual health education and services. Under MOASH, the Michigan Coalition on Adolescent Sexual Health (MiCASH) is developing a statewide plan to address adolescent sexual health.
MOASH is the regional replication partner for Wyman’s premiere teen pregnancy prevention intervention, Teen Outreach Program (TOP), providing technical support and training for all TOP clubs in Michigan. MOASH, with support, input, and endorsement from local, statewide, and national organizations, has developed a resource to aid health teachers in making their sexual health education classes more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students. This resource is not intended to take the place of any existing sexual health education curricula, but to be used as a supplemental resource.
MOASH is subcontracted through the Michigan Department of Community Health to provide two learning collaboratives per year for five MI-APPP grantee agencies, as well as develop a public awareness campaign. MI-APPP is funded by the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) and works to improve the educational, health, and social outcomes for pregnant and parenting teens, fathers, and families in high need communities in Michigan.