CHAMPS program aims to reduce teen pregnancy, disease risk


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville will work with several community youth-serving organizations to help teenagers avoid unhealthy relationships and risky behavior, thanks to a five-year, $4.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    UofL’s Kent School of Social Work will use the federal grant from the department’s Office of Adolescent Health to test the impact of two teaching programs about teen risky sexual behavior, with the intent to reduce teen pregnancy, violence and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. The program is called CHAMPS (Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services).

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.