Children's Hospital Primary Care Center (CHPCC) Research and Innovation

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At YPP we are involved in a variety of different research programs and projects. We believe that research and evidence should inform our practice. We use surveys, interviews, and other methods of data collection to help us understand our patients’ needs and wants and then work to integrate those ideas into the services we provide.  Our research is supported by a variety of government and private grants, as well as Boston Children's Hospital.

We continue to conduct research that contributes to better care for teen parents and their children. 

Check this space regularly for updates on our research projects! 

Recent Posters, Presentations and Publications

It Takes a Village - or Does it? A Longitudinal Analysis of Social Support in Teen Mothers and its Relationship to Maternal Self-esteem around Parenting. To be presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference, Austin, Texas, March 2014. 

The Chicken or the Egg?: Depression as cause or effect of Rapid Repeat Pregnancy in Teen Mothers. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Washington, DC, May 2013.

Relationship between Rapid Repeat Pregnancy and Depression in Low Income, Minority Teen Mothers. Presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2013.

The Repeat Pregnancy Enigma.  Presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Boston, MA, April 2012, the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Innovation Conference and Boston Children's Office of Child Advocacy Community Health Poster Day October 2012.

Shared Medical Visits for Infants of Teen Parents.  Presented at Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Innovation Conference and Boston Children's Office of Child Advocacy Community Health Poster Day October 2012

Evaluation of Raising Adolescent Families Together Program: A Medical Home for Adolescent Mothers and Their Children. American Journal of Public Health, August 16, 2012.

Adolescent Childbearing: Consequences and Interventions. Current Opinion, August 2012. 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Current Perspectives. Current Opinion, August 2012.

Intimate Partner Violence and Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, May 2012.

Impact of Domestic Violence, Relationships & Contraceptive Use on Rapid Repeat Pregnancy in Teen Mothers. Presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2012

Longitudinal Study of Depressive Symptoms and Social Support in Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, Vol. 1, 2012.

The Young Parents Program – A Medical Home for Teen Parents and their Children. Presented at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Innovation Conference October 2011.

Screening Adolescent Mothers for Depression: a Comparison of Screening Tools as Predictors of Healthcare and Social Work Utilization.Presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Denver, CA, May 2011.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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