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Impact Report from the Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches

Final Impacts of the POWER Through Choices Program, September 2016
January 9, 2017

This study reports the final impact findings from a large-scale demonstration project and evaluation of POWER Through Choices, a comprehensive sexual health education curriculum designed specifically for youth in foster care and other out-of-home care settings. The study reports the long-term impacts of the program on measures of teen pregnancy and associated sexual risk behaviors. The findings build on an earlier report that examined the program’s interim impacts on measures of youth knowledge, attitudes, and intentions.

Impact Report from the Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches

Teen Options to Prevent Pregnancy, July 2016
January 9, 2017

This report documents the final findings from a large-scale demonstration project and evaluation of Teen Options to Prevent Pregnancy, an 18-month intervention designed specifically for pregnant and parenting adolescents with three key components: (1) telephone-based care coordination, (2) facilitated access to contraception, and (3) access to a social worker. The study reports the impacts of the program on sexual risk behaviors and repeat pregnancy at the time of program completion.

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) published Supporting Statewide Implementation of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs: Findings from Four PREP Grantees.

HHS conducts regular reviews Visit disclaimer page of the evidence base for teen pregnancy prevention programs. To that end, seven new programs have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness, which increases the number of programs meeting the criteria from 37 to 44.

On April 26-27, 2016, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program hosted an in-person training on the overlapping nature of adolescent risk. The training sought to broaden grantees’ knowledge and awareness on complex issues that vulnerable youth often encounter.