OHSU School of Nursing March Scholar
Community Approaches to Eliminating Disparities in Teen Pregnancy
Joanne Noone, Ph.D., R.N. is Associate Professor and Campus Associate Dean on the Ashland campus. Her research, community involvement and clinical practice revolve around reproductive health issues, particularly for women. Currently she is the academic partner for the Jackson County Latina Health Coalition, a community- academic partnership to promote improved Latina reproductive health. This presentation will discuss the coalition work on reducing disparities in teen pregnancy rates in Jackson County, Oregon as well as the development of an intervention, funded by Oregon Clinical Translational Research Institute, using interactive theater to promote Latino parent-child communication related to sexuality and pregnancy prevention.