Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Reducing Teen Pregnancy Nationwide
The Patient Affordable Care Act of 2010 made it clear that reducing teen pregnancy is a nationwide priority that needs a coordinated response based on the best evidence about what motivates young people to put off childbearing. FYSB works together with the Office of Adolescent Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within HHS to ensure that all major federal adolescent pregnancy prevention programs are pursuing the same goals through proven strategies.
Ensuring Effective Programs
FYSB collaborates with the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to co-coordinate the teen pregnancy prevention evidence review of effective programs. The product created from the evidence review is a list of programs that have been scientifically deemed effective in changing or positively effecting youth behavior around the issue of early pregnancy and sexual risk taking behavior.
Measuring Program Success
FYSB collaborates with the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation to co-coordinate the multi-component evaluation of State Personal Responsibility Education programs. The multi-component evaluation consists of three inter-related studies: a descriptive study, a performance management study and an in-depth impact and implementation study.