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Healthy Generations Program

The Healthy Generations Program is a "teen-tot" program that strives to provide comprehensive, family-centered healthcare for teen parents and your children. The program goals are to:

  • Improve health, developmental and behavioral outcomes
  • Nurture positive parenting skills
  • Support your educational and career goals
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Support family planning

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact Christiana Jolda.

Setting You Up for Successful Parenting

Our Healthy Generations Program provides care and guidance for teen parents as you learn to navigate a new world for yourselves and your children.

About the Program

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 five primary care locations (Anacostia, Columbia Heights, Shaw Metro, THEARC, and Shepard Park).

Our Services

We enroll young parents up to 19 years old and offer healthcare 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

Care for Teen Parents

Additional Services and Partner Organizations

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.

Refer a Patient

If you are a provider and would like to refer a patient to the program, please complete our form for parents age 19 and younger. 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.

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