WELCOME TO C.H.A.R.T TEEN TASK FORCE
The Community Health Assistance Resource Team (CHART) Teen Task Force (CTTF) has a long history of working to and succeeding in reducing teen births in northeast Missouri. We formed an all-volunteer coalition in 1995 to address the need of reducing the high rate of unintended teen births in the following NE Missouri Counties:
In 1995 nearly all of the counties exceeded the national average. Our original goal was to decrease the number of unintended teen births by 1/3 from 1995 to 2005. We met and exceeded this goal in 2003 and have continued to pursue the objective. From 1995 to 2019 the unintended teen birth rate has decreased by 69%.
The CHART Teen Task Force is a non-profit corporation. We are guided by a five-person Board of Directors comprised of members from several counties. Funding for all of our community prevention work comes in the form of grants and/or donations. Our funding provides us the opportunity to offer free programs and educational events at no cost to participants or schools. We value working with community agencies and individuals. Over the years, we have partnered with multiple groups including the Hannibal Clinic, Clarity Healthcare, United Way of the Mark Twain Area, County Health Departments, the Northeast Missouri County Medical Society, school counselors, teachers, teens, and parents.
CTTF has been a partnering agency with the United Way of the Mark Twain Area since 1997. We have received recognition at state and national levels for our efforts to reduce unintended teen births and sexually transmitted infections from the following :
1) The National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention ~ selecting CTTF as an Outstanding Local Coalition
2) The Missouri Governor Award for Community Health Leadership ~ recipient twice and one time runner up
The mission of the CHART (Community Health Assistance Resource Team) Teen Task Force (CTTF) is to provide teens with the information to make responsible, informed decisions about their sexuality.
The vision is a healthy community with no unintended teen births and no sexually transmitted diseases in teens.
We welcome new members to our coalition.