Four years ago, PHMC became the lead agency for Plain Talk National Replication Center, a unique program to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. This week, WHYY radio’s Newsworks profiled the program as part of “In the Gap: Voices from the Health Divide,” its series with WURD on African-American health. The program features Plain Talk community health educators reaching out to parents in Philadelphia neighborhoods about talking to teens. Plain Talk, also known by its Spanish translation Hablando Claro, began in 1994 as a neighborhood-based, family-centered initiative designed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in which community residents promote adult-teen communication about adolescent reproductive health issues and increase access to contraceptives for sexually active teens.