Quantitative Synthesis of First-Generation Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

An equation on a chalkboardThrough the Quantitative Synthesis project, FYSB is collaborating with other federal offices to learn more from evaluations of the first generation of teen pregnancy prevention programs.

The two federal teen pregnancy prevention programs – the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program Visit disclaimer page at the HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and FYSB’s PREP program – have invested heavily in evaluation efforts through federal evaluation studies and rigorous grantee-led evaluation studies, supported by evaluation technical assistance. The first generation of programs – funded roughly from 2010 through 2015, will yield over 40 evaluation studies, which will have individual reports released on a rolling basis beginning in the spring of 2015. The purpose of this project is to determine design options and conduct analyses to synthesize evaluation information across federally funded teen pregnancy prevention evaluations. The extensive number of evaluation studies conducted as part of federal TPP Program and PREP efforts provides a rare opportunity to analyze and summarize implementation and impact data obtained across a range of program models.

The first phase of the project will begin with a feasibility and design phase to determine the most appropriate and achievable methodology, followed by efforts to assemble, code, and analyze data and produce dissemination products from OAH-funded evaluation reports. The second phase of the project will update the findings from the first synthesis to include FYSB-funded evaluation reports, as well as remaining OAH and CDC reports, and produce dissemination products from the findings.

This project is a collaboration between OAH, ACF, and HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

Reports and other products will be posted or linked on the PREP Program Impacts page.

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