Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

YSN Professor leads teen pregnancy program for Health Week

November 1, 2007

Alison Moriarty Daley, Associate Professor at Yale University School of Nursing, recently led an intensive and interactive teen pregnancy program for ninth graders at New Haven's High School in the Community.

This program, part of New Haven's "Health Week," was the kick-off event for Mayor John DeStefano's "Task Force on Teen Pregnancy Prevention." Moriarty Daley was appointed co-chair of this committee back in 2006.

After many months of meetings, the task force implemented the "Health Week" as a way to educate city students. Topics included reproductive anatomy, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, and decision-making.

Moriarty Daley used an interactive "Jeopardy" PowerPoint game to engage the students with questions and discussions having to do with sexuality and issues facing ninth graders.