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Program on Abstinence (GPA)
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The Governor's Program on Abstinence (GPA) Health Education Program initiative is designed to reduce out-of-wedlock teen pregnancies and to reduce sexually transmitted diseases among teens.  To provide a statewide grass roots program which will influence the behavior of youth, parents, health care providers and educators to help change the culture of our state by promoting the Abstinence-Only Message and the Authentic Abstinence Lifestyle through education, support, and reinforcement. 

The GPA follows strict adherence to the Congressional Guidelines for Abstinence Education Programs. (to obtain a copy of the Congressional Guidelines send requests in writing to the GPA office)

Staff Listing
Gail Dignam, State Coordinator/Director
Gwen Bean, Fiscal Officer

Department Mailing Address
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004

Department Physical Address
150 Third Street, Suite 404
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Phone: (225) 342-5818
Fax: (225) 219-4998

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