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Healthy Generations Program

Contact number | 202-476-6923

The Healthy Generations Program is a "teen-tot" program that strives to provide comprehensive, family-centered health care 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
  • Support your responsible sexual decision-making

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.

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.

Healthy Generations Program Team

  • Binny Chokshi

    Binny Chokshi
    Co-Medical Director, Healthy Generations Program

  • Yael Smiley

    Yael Smiley
    Co-Medical Director, Healthy Generations Program
    Director, Population Health and Leadership Rotation
    Assistant Program Director, LAUnCH Track, Pediatric Residency Program

  • Children's National Hospital

    Christiana Jolda
    Team Lead Social Worker, Healthy Generations Program

  • Jen Floran

    Jennifer Floran
    Social Worker

  • Shaunte Anum-Addo,

    Shaunte Anum-Addo

  • Elshadey Bekele

    ElShadey Bekele

  • Nadine Camp

    Nadine Camp
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Ruth  Hollo

    Ruth Hollo
    Medical Director, Children’s Health Center at Sheikh Zayed Campus

  • Melissa Long

    Melissa Long
    Medical Director, DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics

  • Jaytoya Manget

    Jaytoya Manget
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Hope Rhodes

    Hope Rhodes
    Medical Director, THEARC

  • Ariella Slovin

    Ariella Slovin

  • Cherise Smith

    Cherise Smith
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Children's National Hospital

    Evan Cass