Collaboration Builds Capacity for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 authorized $10 million for the new Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS) program.

The Family and Youth Services Bureau's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention division manages the PREIS grant in collaboration with the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research and Demonstration Project. FYSB and OAH work together to support research and demonstration projects that implement innovative strategies for preventing pregnancy among youth ages 10 to 19 who are homeless, in foster care, live in areas with high teen birth rates, come from racial or ethnic minority groups or have HIV/AIDS. Projects can also target pregnant women and mothers who are under 21 years old and their partners.

FYSB and OAH jointly oversee all aspects of the program including grantee management, evaluation and performance measurement, training and technical assistance, and planning annual meeting events. Additionally, FYSB has reached out to an array of partners who focus on serving constituents like those targeted by State PREP grantees and their sub-awardees. We have identified partners (including OAH) who also support pregnancy prevention efforts within states. FYSB-APP routinely meets with: Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs, from the Office of Population Affairs, Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).