“Locate a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Trainer” is a database of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grantees that provide training for facilitators and trainers in the 35 evidence-based curricula approved by HHS.
In January 2015, ACF gave Congress a report about the progress of PREP programs across the nation. The reporting period for the report was August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. This brief summarizes the findings.
These grants fund projects that educate young people on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. Only local organizations and entities located in Florida, Indiana, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, and Palau were eligible to apply.
The most recent data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) survey indicate that there has been a dramatic decline in the proportion of high school students who have had sex in the last two years—declining from 47% in 2013 to 41% in 2015.
The 2016 HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference took place in Baltimore, MD, on July 19-21, 2016. This year’s conference, Connecting the Dots: Collaborating to Achieve Lasting Impacts for Youth, invited federally funded teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) and adolescent sexual health grantees to share ideas and lessons learned from their own programs, particularly as they relate to reaching vulnerable youth.
One of the goals of the APP Program is to provide vulnerable youth with STI and HIV/AIDS prevention education. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth ages 13 to 24 account for more than 1 in 5 of all new HIV cases; and more than half of youth living with HIV don’t know they have it. FYSB encourages PREP grantees to become familiar with the HHS Office of Adolescent Health’s Adolescent HIV/AIDS Prevention National Resource Center, which provides innovative content to empower youth-serving providers and peer leaders to meet the needs of youth at highest risk for HIV/AIDS.