Illinois

In 2014, the National Institute provided support to the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) to launch a youth-focused campaign, #StopPNA, to shift public perception about the state’s parental notification law. In 2010, with the National Institute's support, ICAH hosted the “Young, Smart and Pregnant: Overcoming Barriers to Academic Success” forum in which participants shared their perspectives on how to better support pregnant and parenting youth in Chicago and advocated for passage of ICAH's Pregnant and Parenting Youth Bill of Rights in Chicago public schools. In 2009, the National Institute worked with the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health to co-host the Midwest Regional Summit in Chicago, bringing together advocates, elected leaders, and public health officials to discuss reproductive health challenges and opportunities for solutions.