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Policymakers are thinking about relationship education as part of their teen pregnancy prevention strategies. For example, in March 2010, health reform legislation recognized relationship education as part of the pregnancy prevention programs. Similarly, the federal State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) includes relationship education as one the “adulthood preparation subjects” that are allowable through that funding opportunity. With these opportunities in mind, and funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center and the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development convened a group of policy and program leaders with expertise in teen pregnancy prevention and relationship education to discuss the latest practices, research, and opportunities to support the integration of relationship education and pregnancy prevention services as a strategy for meeting the needs of vulnerable youth.