Calhoun County Facts

Calhoun County Facts & Figures

Success For Life (SFL) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Quality of Life Result Statement:

All Georgia teens are healthy and prepared for a successful transition to adulthood.

THEORY OF CHANGE: If teens graduated from high school on time, remained free of pregnancy
or were not abused, they would successfully transition into healthy adulthood.

Trend Data

30.7% | 2014 Teen Birth Rate, 15-19 years per 1,000 in Calhoun County

62.1% | Calhoun families, with children live below the federal poverty line.

40.6% | 2014 Rate for Incidences of STD for youth ages 15-19, per 1,000 in Calhoun County

Population Indicators Progress

Progress in achieving this result is assessed using the following
headline indicators that apply to the entire teen population in Georgia:

  • High school graduation rate
  • Teen pregnancy rate
  • Teen birth rate
  • Teen STD rate
  • % of families living below poverty level
  • % of child abuse/neglect incidences


In telling the story behind the baselines for the headline indicators, the following secondary indicators are also important:

  • % of children not reading at grade level: achievement gap
  • % children with health insurance
  • % two-parent families, including those where both parents
  • % children raised by family members other than parents
  • % families with children homeless
  • % families with children hungry
  • Children’s ratings of their self-esteem, hope, resiliency

Calhoun County ranked #2 in 2013 for the highest rate of teen births for all females ages 15-19 years in the state of Georgia.

Program Results Statement:

Teens in Calhoun County, GA will improve their health by reducing teen pregnancy, teen births, and STD/STIs including HIV/AIDS.

Performance Measures

• Number of youth &
parents served
• Reduced teen
• Improved knowledge of
abstinence, STD/STIs,
• Reduced sexual activity
• Improved refusal and
negotiation skills
• Improved healthy
relationship skills
• Improved access to

What Works?

• Evidence-based teen
pregnancy prevention
• Positive youth
development and
enrichment programs
• Case management
• Parenting/family
strengthening programs
• Community mobilization
• Outreach events

Key Partners

• Calhoun County Schools
• Pataula Charter Academy
• Calhoun County Family
• Georgia DFCS
• Calhoun County Health
• Phoebe Putney Memorial
• Southwest Georgia Public
Health District
• Albany Technical College
• Calhoun County Library
• Georgia DJJ
• Edison Police Department
• Local Businesses


Strategy 1: Increase the number of youth being served by proven effective teen pregnancy prevention programs and strategies.
Strategy 2: Address parent behaviors that promote the most positive outcomes for children and families through implementation of parent and family support programs.
Strategy 3: Increase the coordination of comprehensive case management that provides access to wrap-around supportive services.
Strategy 4: Advance systems to support data collection, performance measurement, and funding through the collaboration of partners and stakeholders.