Preventing Unplanned Pregnancies on Arkansas Colleges and University Campuses

During the 90th General Assembly Regular Session of 2015, House Bill 1534 was passed becoming Act 943 which requires the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop an action plan to address the prevention of unplanned pregnancy.  In collaboration with designees from public universities and community colleges, a working group was formed to craft an action plan that was presented to the Legislative Council in November 2015 and will be monitored annually.

Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention Annual Report, Academic Year 2017-18

Institution Action Plans Outlined in Annual Report:

Arkansas Tech University
Henderson State University
Southern Arkansas University
University of Arkansas Fort Smith
University of Arkansas Little Rock
Arkansas State University Mid South
College of the Ouachitas
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana


Below are documents for your review:

Chronicle of Higher Education interview on the work taking place in Arkansas and also Mississippi, who were the first in the nation to have legislation of this nature (Arkansas being second). PDF
Act 943 which sets forth the requirements of the working group, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board and all Arkansas public colleges and universities. PDF
Action Plan by the Act 943 Working Group to prevent unplanned pregnancies among 18 and 19 year old Arkansas college and university students. WORD
Interview by Stateline Newsource affiliated with Pew Charitable Trust.   PDF
KARK TV story on the March 3, 2016 summit on preventing unplanned pregnancies with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies. WEB
Presentation presented at the Preventing Unplanned Pregnancies Summit March 3, 2016 at the Clinton School of Public Service. PPT
The Arkansas State Board of Nursing June Journal featured the work of the Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy.  WEB
The completed first video addressing the prevention of unplanned pregnancies for all two and four year students in higher education. WEB
New website for the Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy: WEB
College of the Ouachitas just completed their Fall 2016 Orientation with 105 students in attendance watching the Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy video. PHOTO


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