Class of: 2012
Departments: Community Health Sciences
Emily Feher is committed to improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health globally and locally. Feher is working with Mississippi First, where she is helping expand access to high-quality sex education and youth-friendly services in a state with the third highest teen birthrate in the nation. She wrote a successful grant proposal to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a five-year cooperative agreement, which was awarded to only three organizations nationwide. This grant is enabling Mississippi First to help at-risk youth aged 15-19 to obtain reproductive health information and services in the Mississippi Delta. The grant also led to the creation of Teen Health Mississippi, a nonprofit Feher is now leading with a focus on improving access to reproductive health services for vulnerable teens.
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