Children's National Hospital (Children's National Health System)

Our program was established in 1995 and to-date has provided more than 2,000 parenting teens with compassionate, culturally sensitive care — supporting you and your young children during critical early years.
Generations is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an evidenced-based program to prevent repeat teen pregnancy.

We currently serve over 300 teen-headed families at four primary care locations.

Our Services

We enroll young parents up to 18 years old and offer health care and related services through age 21 for teen parents and your children. The program provides these services once your baby is born.
Care for Infants and Children
New patient and newborn evaluations
Infant nutrition
Well-child physicals
Immunizations
Urgent care during illnesses
Developmental assessments
School and daycare health forms
Care for Teen Parents
Breastfeeding support
Care for asthma, mental health and obesity
Case management
Family planning services/birth control
Gynecologic care
Physicals
Prescription refills
Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
Additional Services and Partner Organizations
Diapers distributed at every well child visit (provided by Greater DC Diaper Bank)
Parenting support
Connections to school-based services including the New Heights Program, assistance with on-site daycare and college programs
Nutrition programs like WIC (supplemental food program for women, infants and children)
Help applying for health insurance
Referrals to the Children’s Law Center for legal assistance
Connection to D.C. NEXT!: Network for expectant and parenting youth jointly run by D.C. Primary Care Association and Howard University
Positive Outcomes

Compared to city and national averages, teen parents who are enrolled in this program are more likely to be in school, more likely to graduate from high school and are less likely to become pregnant again. In addition, children have higher immunization rates and increased enrollment in Head Start.

Contact Us

If you are a provider and would like to refer a patient to the program, please complete our form for parents age 18 and younger, after the delivery of their baby. Teen parents who would like to join our program may also fill out the form for themselves. A social worker from the program will contact you to schedule an appointment.

If you have questions, please contact Christiana Jolda at 202-476-6923 or email us.
(202) 476 - 5980      - Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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