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State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Grantee Profiles

Published: August 24, 2017

Alabama Department of Public Health's Bureau of Family Health Services, Women's and Children's Health Division, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Branch
City & State: Montgomery, AL
Grantee Website: adph.org/teenpregnancyprevention
Contact Name: Valerie Lockett, LBSW
Phone: (334) 206-3012
Email: valerie.lockett@adph.state.al.us
Award Amount: $719,919

Alabama’s PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19 who are at high risk of becoming pregnant and contracting sexually transmitted infections. The program implements the Making Proud Choices, Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention (SHARP) and Seventeen Days curricula in eight counties at youth detention centers, foster and group homes, alternative schools, and youth organizations. Most of the areas served are rural counties and urban centers of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. Alabama PREP plans to serve 3,275 youth annually by incorporating adulthood preparation subjects, to include adolescent development, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health
City & State: Anchorage, AK
Grantee Website: dhss.alaska.gov/dph
Contact Name: Mollie J. Rosier, MPH
Phone: (907) 269-3466
Email: mollie.rosier@alaska.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

Alaska’s PREP program implements Alaska Fourth R for Healthy Relationships curriculum in school-based settings statewide. The program educates its youth onadulthood preparation subjects including adolescent development, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships. The program serves youth ages 11 to 19, with a focus on teens ages 15 to 17. Approximately 50 percent of the students served are Alaska Native youth. Alaska PREP plans to serve 1,000 youth annually.

Arizona Department of Health Services
City & State: Phoenix, AZ
Grantee Website: azdhs.gov
Contact Name: Angie Lorenzo
Phone: (602) 542-0360
Email: angie.lorenzo@azdhs.gov
Award Amount: $1,050,744

The Arizona PREP program implements eight evidence-based programs — Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protected!, Becoming a Responsible Teen, ¡Cuidate!, Making Proud Choices, Reducing the Risk, Promoting Health among Teens — Comprehensive Abstinence and Safer Sex Intervention, and Teen Outreach Program — in schools and community-based settings. Arizona contracts with six agencies in areas with high rates of teen pregnancy and has a special focus on Hispanic, Native American, and African-American students, as well as pregnant or parenting youth, youth in foster care, and runaway or homeless youth, ages 11 to 19 years old. Arizona PREP plans to serve 5,000 youth annually in Alhambra Village, Avondale, Buckeye, Camelback East Village, Casa Grande, Central City Village, Douglas and Pirtleville, Drexel Heights, El Mirage and Youngtown, Encanto Village, Flagstaff, Glendate Central, Laveen Village, Mesa Central, Mesa West, Nogales, North Mountain Village, Rio Pico, San Luis, Somerton, South Mountain Village and Guadalupe, Surprise South, Tempe North, Tucson Central, Tucson Foothills, Tucson South, Tucson West, and Yuma. Arizona PREP incorporates the following adult preparation subjects into their programming: educational and career success, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

Arkansas Department of Health
City & State: Little Rock, AR
Grantee Website: healthy.arkansas.gov
Contact Name: Janice L. Black
Phone: (501) 280-4521
Email: Janice.Black@arkansas.gov
Award Amount: $451,596

The Arkansas PREP program serves youth ages 11 to 19, from grade 7 through the freshman year of college, with a special focus on youth in foster care and adjudicated youth. The program is active in Garland, Jefferson, Lonoke, Pulaski, and Saline counties, using the evidence-based curricula Making Proud Choices! and Be Proud! Be Responsible!. Arkansas PREP plans to serve 240 youth annually. The implementation settings are juvenile detention and community based centers. The program incorporates the following adulthood preparation subjects into its curriculum: educational and career success, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

California Department of Public Health
City & State: Sacramento, CA
Grantee Website: cdph.ca.gov
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division
Contact Name: Sarah Leff, MPH
Phone: (916) 650-0372
Email: sarah.leff@cdph.ca.gov
Award Amount: $5,860,140

California’s PREP program serves preteens, teenagers ages 10 to 19, and pregnant or parenting youth up to age 21. The program implements evidence-based Be Proud! Be Responsible!, ¡Cuidate!, Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention (SHARP), Making Proud Choices!, and Power Through Choices curricula in areas of high need throughout the state, incorporating adulthood preparation subjects to include (adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships). Target populations include homeless or runaway youth, sexual and gender minorities, and migrant farmworkers, as well as youth in alternative schools, foster care, the juvenile justice system, and mental health or substance misuse treatment facilities. California PREP has 19 sub-awardees across the state and implementation takes place in school-based, community-based, and clinic-based settings. The state plans to serve approximately 12,000 youth annually.

Colorado Department of Human Services
City & State: Denver, CO
Grantee Website: sites.google.com/a/state.co.us/humanservices/
Contact Name: Zoa Schescke
Phone: (303) 866-2810
Email: zoa.schescke@state.co.us
Award Amount: $808,451

Colorado’s PREP program plans to serve 2,200 youth annually, about half of whom are Hispanic or Latino, in Huerfano, Garfield, and Denver counties. The program serves youth who are involved in public systems of care, implementing the evidence-based Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Draw the Line/Respect the Line, Street Smart, Making Proud Choices, Reducing the Risk, and Safer Choices curricula. Colorado implements the curricula in foster care, juvenile justice centers, residential treatment facilities and homeless shelter (public systems of care) settings. The program covers adulthood preparation subjects to include educational and career success, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
City & State: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Grantee Website: www.cnmipss.org
Contact Name: Melisha San Nicolas
Phone: (670) 287-9516
Email: melisha.sannicolas@cnmipss.org
Award amount: $250,000

The Public School System of CNMI will provide evidence-based programming in after-school settings for youth in middle and junior high schools. CNMI’s positive youth development approach to abstinence and contraceptive education is being implemented in all seven middle/junior high school settings across the island. The program incorporates adult preparation subjects to include adolescent development, parent-child communication, education and career success, financial literacy, healthy life skills and healthy relationships in its program. CNMI plans to serve a minimum of 210 and maximum of 315 youth per year.

State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
City & State: Hartford, CT
Grantee Website: ct.gov/dph
Contact Name: Donna Maselli
Phone: (860) 509-7505
Email: donna.maselli@ct.gov
Award Amount: $544,655

The Connecticut PREP program uses four evidence-based curricula — Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Reducing the Risk, Computer Assisted Motivational Interviewing, and Love Notes and incorporates adulthood preparation subjects on adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships. Connecticut PREP has an annual goal to serve 250 at-risk youth ages 13 to 19 in targeted areas throughout the state. The program is implemented in community-based settings to serve youth in the child welfare and justice systems, pregnant or parenting youth, and runaway and homeless youth.

Delaware Health & Social Services
City & State: Dover, DE
Grantee Website: dhss.delaware.gov
Contact Name: Gloria James
Phone: (302) 744-4552
Email: gloria.james@state.de.us
Award Amount: $250,000

Delaware PREP implements the evidence-based programs Making Proud Choices! and Be Proud! Be Responsible! in schools and community-based settings with a focus on pregnant or parenting youth, runaway and homeless youth, sexual and gender minority youth, and youth in the juvenile justice system. The program plans to serve 1,450 youth annually, ages 11 to 19, in Wilmington, Bridgeville/Greenwood, Seaford, Selbyville/Frankford, Milford, Christiana, New Castle, and Millsboro. The program covers adulthood preparation subjects that include adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
City & State: Washington, DC
Grantee Website: osse.dc.gov
Contact Name: Kafui Doe
Phone: (202) 741-6484
Email: Kafui.doe@dc.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

The D.C. PREP program serves primarily Hispanic and African-American youth ages 11 to 19 in wards of the city with the highest teen birth rates. The program uses the evidence-based Sihle, The Grassroots Project, and TLC curricula in schools, afterschool programs, and community-based organization settings. D.C. PREP plans to serve 400 youth annually, incorporating adulthood preparation subjects that includes topics on adolescent development, educational and career success, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
City & State: Atlanta, GA
Grantee Website: dfcs.georgia.gov
Contact Name: Patrice Moss
Phone: (404) 656-2918
Email: patrice.moss@dhs.ga.gov
Award Amount: $1,623,109

Georgia’s PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19 as well as pregnant or parenting youth up to age 21. The program plans to serve 1,100 participants annually in Bibb, Chatham, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Dougherty, Fulton, Gwinnett, Richmond, Rockdale, Coffee, Mitchell, and Glynn counties. Georgia PREP implements the following evidence based curricula: Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!, Making a Difference, and Making Proud Choices. The program incorporates adult preparation subjects, to include adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships, in community and school based settings. Georgia’s efforts focus on youth in foster care, youth in the juvenile justice system, sexual and gender minority youth, and youth who have been trafficked or are at risk of being trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation.

Guam Department of Education
City & State: Barrigada, Guam
Grantee website: https://sites.google.com/a/gdoe.net/gdoe/
Contact Name: Paul Nededog
Phone: (671) 300-1255
Email: pdnededog@gdoe.net
Award Amount: $250,000

Guam’s PREP program implements the evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program model, Be Proud/Be Responsible, in all Guam public high schools. Guam PREP plans to serve approximately 3,000 students annually, primarily in 9th and 10th grade. The evidence-based program model incorporates adulthood preparation subjects including adolescent development, financial literacy, and education and career success.

State of Hawaii Department of Health
City & State: Honolulu, HI
Grantee Website: health.hawaii.gov
Contact Name: Noella Kong
Phone: (808) 733-8339
Email: noella.kong@doh.hawaii.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

Hawaii’s PREP program serves youth ages 16 to 18r at the Hawaii National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy. The program uses the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership curriculum and incorporates adulthood preparation subjects, to include adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships. Target participation is youth who have dropped out of high school and voluntarily enrolled in the academy’s 22-week residential program. The program serves 300 youth annually from Hilo and Kalaeloa, in community-based settings.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
City & State: Boise, ID
Grantee Website: healthandwelfare.idaho.gov
Contact Name: Heidi Smith
Phone: (208) 334-5971
Email: Heidi.smith2@dhw.idaho.gov
Award Amount: $275,647

Idaho’s PREP program plans to serve 750 youth per year at 18 sites in Canyon, Ada, Bonneville, Jefferson, Kootenai. Nez Perce, Bingham, Cassia, Elmore, Latah, Minidoka, Blaine, Payette, Twin Falls, Jerome, Shoshone, Valley, Gooding, and Washington counties. The program implements Reducing the Risk and ¡Cuídate! curricula in school and community-based settings, incorporating adulthood preparation subjects in educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships. Idaho PREP focuses on serving youth in rural areas in grades 7 to 12 and Hispanic teens ages 13 to 18.

Illinois Department of Human Services, Family and Community Services
City & State: Springfield, IL
Grantee Website: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=31754
Contact Name: Kimberly Fornero
Phone: (312) 793-1628
Email: kim.fornero@illinois.gov
Award Amount: $1,937,467

Illinois’ PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19 with a focus on targeting African-American and Hispanic youth who are pregnant or parenting, in foster care, runaway or homeless, and in the juvenile justice system. The program incorporates the following adulthood preparation subjects in their project : adolescent development, educational and career success, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships. The program implements seven evidence-based curricula: Rikers, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART), ¡Cuidate!, Making a Difference!, Making proud Choices!, and Draw the line/Respect the line. Illinois PREP plans to serve approximately 10,000 youth annually in community-based and school settings in Alexander, Cook, Champaign, Lake, Macon, Pulaski, and Vermillion counties.

Iowa Department of Public Health
City & State: Des Moines, IA
Grantee Website: idph.iowa.gov
Contact Name: Addie Rasmusson
Phone: (515) 281-6071
Email: addie.rasmusson@idph.iowa.gov
Award Amount: $477,654

The Iowa PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19 in community school districts and counties statewide, with a target participation of 900 annually. The program implements the Teen Outreach Program curriculum for girls and boys and the WISE Guys curriculum for boys in foster care using school and community-based settings, providing adulthood preparation subjects that includes adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Kansas State Department of Health and Environment
City & State: Topeka, KS
Grantee Website: kdheks.gov
Contact Name: Jennifer VandeVelde
Phone: (785) 296-6544
Email: jvandevelde@kdheks.gov
Award Amount: $495,699

Kansas implements evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention curricula — Reducing the Risk, Making a Difference, and Riker's Health Advocacy Program — in schools and juvenile detention center settings located in Wyandotte and Johnson county. The state’s program is projected to serve 307 youth per year with a focus on youth who are in foster care or the juvenile justice system, runaway and homeless youth, and sexual and gender minority youth. The program educates its youth in the adulthood preparation subjects: adolescent development, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Public Health, Division of Women’s Health
City & State: Frankfort, KY
Grantee Website: chfs.ky.gov/dph/info/dwh
Contact Name: Benita Decker
Phone: (502) 564-3236, ext. 4169
Email: benita.decker@ky.gov
Award Amount: $648,519

Kentucky’s PREP program serves youth, ages 12 to 18, in foster care, in the juvenile justice system and youth residing in rural areas in Allen County, Barren, Hart, Logan, Simpson, Warren, Boyd, Campbell, Kenton, Clark, Estill, Garrard, Bath, Menifee, Graves, Daviess, Henderson, Ohio, Hancock, Jessamine, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, Wolfe, Knox, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Lawrence, Lincoln, Hardin, Marion, Larue, Nelson, Magoffin, Marshall, Montgomery, Fulton, Ballard, and Whitley counties. The program is implementing Reducing the Risk and Teen Outreach Program in local health departments, schools and community based organizations. Kentucky PREP plans to serve 6,000 youth annually and educate its youth in the adulthood preparation subjects consisting of adolescent development, educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

Louisiana Office of Public Health, STD/HIV Program
City & State: New Orleans, LA
Grantee Website: new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/16
Contact Name: DeAnn Gruber
Phone: (504) 568-7474
Email: DeAnn.Gruber@la.gov
Award Amount: $694,093

Louisiana’s PREP program serves youth ages 11 to 18, in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Monroe, and Hammond. The program implements Wise Guys, SIHLE and Project AIM in community-based settings, and focuses on serving African-American youth in foster care. Louisiana PREP plans to serve 850 youth annually and will incorporate adulthood preparation subjects, to include adolescent development, educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

State of Maine
City & State: Augusta, ME
Grantee Website: maine.gov
Contact Name: Maryann Harakall
Phone: (207) 287-4577
Email: Maryann.Harakall@maine.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

Maine Dept of Health and Human Services serves both foster care youth and youth in danger of dropping out of school, ages 15 to 19. The program implements the evidence-based All4You 2! curriculum in foster care and high school-based settings statewide. Maine PREP plans to serve 200 youth per year, incorporating adulthood preparation subjects including: adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Family and Community Health Services
City & State: Baltimore, MD
Grantee Website: phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/mch
Contact Name: Patricia Jones
Phone: (410) 767-5483
Email: Patricia.Jones@maryland.gov
Award Amount: $869,174

Maryland’s PREP program serves youth ages 11 to 19 at 55 sites throughout the state. The PREP project implements the evidence-based curricula, Promoting Health Among Teens-Comprehensive and Making Proud Choices. Target populations include youth in foster care, gender and sexual minority youth, Hispanic and Latino youth, and demographics with high rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The program incorporates the following adulthood preparation subjects: adolescent development, educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships. The program also serves youth in substance treatment centers, the juvenile justice system, group homes, and faith-based and community-based settings. Maryland PREP plans to serve 2,510 youth per year.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
City & State: Boston, MA
Grantee Website: mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph
Contact Name: Devan Cody
Phone: (617) 624-6081
Email: Devan.Cody@state.ma.us
Award Amount: $975,141

Massachusetts’ PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19, and pregnant or parenting youth up to age 21. Providers focus on providing services to those populations with the greatest disparities in reproductive health outcomes in the state, including Hispanic and Latino youth, African-American youth, gender and sexual minority youth, youth in or aging out of foster care, youth with physical and intellectual disabilities, and pregnant or parenting youth. The program implements the following evidence-based curricula: It PaYs: Partners for Youth Success, Making Proud Choices!, Teen Outreach Program (TOP), Be Proud! Be Responsible! and Get Real. Massachusetts PREP plans to serve 2,600 youth per year in community and school based settings. The program also educates its youth in the following adulthood preparation subjects: adolescent development, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family and Community Health, Adolescent School Health Unit
City & State: Lansing, MI
Grantee Website: michigan.gov/mdhhs
Contact Name: Kara Anderson
Phone: (517) 335-1158
Email: andersonk10@michigan.gov
Award Amount: $1,493,165

Michigan’s PREP program serves youth ages 12 to 19 at 63 sites in high-need cities implementing the following evidence-based curricula: Teen Outreach Program, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Safer Choices, and Michigan Model-Healthy and Responsible Relationships. The program serves African-American youth, youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system, and gender and sexual minority youth. Michigan PREP plans to serve 2,025 youth annually in schools and juvenile justice, clinical, and community-based settings. The adulthood preparation subjects incorporated into the program are adolescent development, parent-child communication, and healthy relationships.

Federated States of Micronesia
City & State: Palikir, FSM
Grantee Website: www.fsmhealth.fm
Contact Name: Stuard Penias
Phone: (691) 320-2619
Email: spenias@fsmhealth.fm
Award Amount: $250,000

Micronesia’s PREP program plans to serve 350 middle school students, annually, in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on pregnant and parenting youth. The program is implementing the Draw the Line/Respect the Line curriculum, and incorporates adulthood preparation subjects, to include parent-child communication, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Minnesota Department of Health
City & State: St. Paul, MN
Grantee Website: health.state.mn.us
Contact Name: Gabriel McNeal
Phone: (651) 201-5399
Email: gabriel.mcneal@state.mn.us
Award Amount: $818,071

Minnesota’s PREP program plans to serve 830 youth ages 10 to 19 in urban Minneapolis/St. Paul as well as suburban and rural Hennepin, Ramsey and Beltrami Counties. The program serves all demographics, but has a focus on underserved youth and Native American youth. Minnesota PREP implements four curricula: Teen Outreach Program, Live IT, Sexual Health & Adolescent Risk Prevention, and Safer Sex, in community-based settings and at a high school for the recording arts. The program also educates youth on adolescent development, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

Mississippi State Department of Health
City & State: Jackson, MS
Grantee Website: msdh.ms.gov
Contact Name: Kenyatta Parker
Phone: (601) 206-1559
Email: kenyatta.parker@msdh.ms.gov
Award Amount: $469,166

Mississippi’s PREP program serves mostly African-American youth, ages 10 to 19. The program is implementing four evidence-based models — Draw the Line/Respect the Line, Reducing the Risk, Becoming a Responsible Parent, and Sexual Health & Adolescent Risk Prevention — in school, youth detention, and community-based settings statewide. Mississippi PREP plans to serve 7,000 youth annually, providing adulthood preparation subjects to include adolescent development, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

State of Missouri
City & State: Jefferson City, MO
Grantee Website: health.mo.gov
Contact Name: Andra Jungmeyer
Phone: (573) 526-0210
Email: andra.jungmeyer@health.mo.gov
Award Amount: $899,642

Missouri’s PREP program serves youth ages 11 to 18 across 50 counties where there is a significant need for teen pregnancy prevention programs. The program implements evidence based curricula Making Proud Choices (MPC), Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART), Teen Outreach Program (TOP), and Making Proud Choices for Youth in Out of Home Care (MPC YOC). Missouri PREP plans to serve 800 participants annually, focusing on serving youth in foster care, the juvenile justice system and youth who are pregnant or parenting. Additionally the program incorporates adulthood preparation subjects, including adolescent development, educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

Montana Dept of Public Health
City & State: Helena, MT
Grantee Website: mt.gov
Contact Name: Kimberly Koch
Phone: (406) 444-4348
Email: KKoch@mt.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services target population are American Indian and white youth, ages 10 to 19, in the juvenile justice system, alternative schools, Job Corps and youth who are pregnant/parenting under 21 years of age. The program is implementing evidence-based curricula, Draw the Line/Respect the Line and Reducing the Risk in schools, the reservation, juvenile justice, addiction services and community-based settings in Silver Bow, Custer, Rosebud, Deer Lodge, Flathead, and Missoula counties. Montana PREP plans to serve 2,295 youth annually and incorporate adulthood preparation subjects in its program to include, adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Group
City & State: Lincoln, NE
Grantee Website: dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/MCAH
Contact Name: Michaela Jennings
Phone: (402) 471-0538
Email: michaela.jennings@nebraska.gov
Award Amount: $296,603

Nebraska’s PREP program implements the Teen Outreach Program curriculum with youth ages 10 to 19 in school and community-based settings. The program is active in counties with high concentrations of disadvantaged youth and documented disparities in rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and will incorporate adulthood preparations in its programming to include, adolescent development, educational and career success, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships. Nebraska PREP plans to serve 100 to 280 youth annually in schools, clinics, and community-based settings.

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services: Health Division
City & State: Carson City, NV
Grantee Website: dpbh.nv.gov
Contact Name: Lisa Godenick, MPH
Phone: (775) 684-4271
Email: lgodenick@health.nv.gov
Award Amount: $417,330

Nevada’s PREP program serves youth ages 13 to 19, especially Hispanic, African-American, and American Indian youth who are in foster care or the juvenile justice system. The program implements the evidence-based ¡Cuidate!, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Reducing the Risk, and Sexual Health & Adolescent Risk Program (SHARP) curricula in community-based settings. Nevada PREP plans to serve 1,300 youth annually in the cities of Carson City, Elko, Las Vegas, and Reno, as well as Washoe and Clark counties. The program is incorporating adulthood preparation subjects to include adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

State of New Hampshire
City & State: Concord, NH
Grantee Website: www.dhhs.nh.gov
Contact Name: Felicia Fielding
Phone: (603) 271-4527
Email: felicia.fielding@dhhs.state.nh.us
Award Amount: $250,000

New Hampshire’s PREP program serves youth ages 15 to 19 in Manchester and Sullivan counties. The program implements the evidence-based curricula, Focus, Reducing the Risk, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, and Draw the line/Respect the line curricula. New Hampshire PREP is implementing in schools, community organizations, and health clinic settings. It focuses on serving pregnant or parenting youth, youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system, and runaway and homeless youth, and provides programming to students on the following adult preparation subjects: adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships. New Hampshire PREP plans to serve 200 participants annually.

New Jersey Department of Health, Family Health Services
City & State: Trenton, NJ
Grantee Website: nj.gov/health/fhs
Contact Name: Cynthia Collins
Phone: (609) 292-5666
Email: cynthia.collins@doh.nj.gov
Award Amount: $1,305,824

New Jersey’s PREP program serves 2,000 youth annually ages 10 to 21 in school and community-based settings. The program implements the evidence-based curricula, Reducing the Risk, Teen Outreach Program, and Making Proud Choices curricula. Youth served include pregnant or parenting youth, runaway and homeless youth, and youth in foster care in northern, central, and southern regions of the state. New Jersey PREP incorporates adulthood preparation education in educational and career success, parent-child communication, and financial literacy.

New Mexico Department of Health
City & State: Santa Fe, NM
Grantee Website: nmhealth.org
Contact Name: Susan Lovett
Phone: (505) 476-8879
Email: susan.lovett@state.nm.us
Award Amount: $316,467

New Mexico’s PREP program serves American Indian/Alaska Native and Latino youth ages 10 to 14 in Luna, San Juan, and Rio Arriba counties. The program implements the Teen Outreach Program and Project AIM curricula in school-based settings. New Mexico PREP plans to serve 212 participants annually and to provide youth education in adulthood preparation subjects, including adolescent development, educational and career success, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

New York State Department of Health
City & State: Albany, NY
Grantee Website: health.ny.gov
Contact Name: Michael Acosta
Phone: (518) 474-0535
Email: michael.acosta@health.ny.gov
Award Amount: $2,756,926

New York’s PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 21 in Kings, Nassau/Suffolk, New York (Manhattan), Rockland, Broome, Tioga, Delaware and Otsego counties. The program implements the following curricula: Teen Outreach Program, Making Proud Choices, Be Proud Be Responsible (English and Spanish version), Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!, Teen Health Project, ¡Cuidate!, and Sisters Informing Healing Living Empowering and incorporates adulthood preparation subjects: adolescent development, educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships. New York PREP plans to serve 3,000 youth annually in school and community-based settings.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
City & State: Raleigh, NC
Grantee Website: www.teenpregnancy.ncdhhs.gov
Contact Name: Kristen Carroll
Phone: (919)707-5685
Email: kristen.carroll@dhhs.nc.gov
Award Amount: $1,500,383

North Carolina’s PREP program implements five curricula — Making Proud Choices, Teen Outreach Program, Reducing the Risk, Promoting Health Among Teens, and Wise Guys — and provide educataion on adulthood preparation subjects, to include: adolescent development, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships. The program serves all 100 counties in the state, with priority given to the 50 with the highest teen pregnancy rates, in school, community, and out-of-home care settings. North Carolina PREP plans to serve 4,100 youth annually, ages 10 to 19.

State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Youth Services
City & State: Columbus, OH
Grantee Website: dys.ohio.gov
Contact Name: Jeff Spears
Phone: (614) 466-8660
Email: Jeff.Spears@dys.ohio.gov
Award Amount: $1,737,571

Ohio’s PREP program serves youth ages 14 to 19 annually and has a special emphasis on serving youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system, statewide. Ohio PREP plans to serve 1,000 youth annually in foster care agency settings, residential centers, group homes, detention and juvenile justice facilities, community correctional facilities, and community settings. The program implements Reducing the Risk curriculum and educates its youth with adulthood preparation subjects in educational and career success, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

Oklahoma State Department of Health
City & State: Oklahoma City, OK
Grantee Website: health.ok.gov
Contact Name: Amy Terry, MS, RN
Phone: (405) 271-4471
Email: amyt@health.ok.gov
Award Amount: $601,146

Oklahoma’s PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19 at 28 sites in school, community, and juvenile justice settings in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Oklahoma PREP implements Making a Difference, Making Proud Choices, and Power through Choices and provides programming to students on the following adult preparation subjects: adolescent development, parent-child communication, and healthy relationships. Oklahoma PREP plans to serve 3,300 youth annually.

Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
City & State: Portland, OR
Grantee Website: public.health.oregon.gov/PHD/Directory/Pages/program.aspx
Contact Name: Lindsay Weaver
Phone: (971) 673-1398
Email: lindsay.weaver@dhsoha.state.or.us
Award Amount: $556,126

Oregon’s PREP program serves youth ages 15 to 19. The targeted population are that are Latino, Native American, and African-American youth, pregnant or parenting youth, youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system, and gender and sexual minority youth. The program implements ¡Cuidate!, Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH), and Rights, Respect, Responsibility in community- and school-based settings. Oregon PREP provides services in Deschutes County, Jackson County, Klamath County, Malheur County and Adelante Mujeres, and a culturally specific organization in Washington County. The program incorporates adulthood preparation subjects, to include: adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships. Oregon PREP has a goal to serve 300 youth annually.

Republic of Palau
City & State: Koror, PW
Grantee Website: http://www.palauhealth.org/
Contact Name: Cathryn Evanoff
Phone: (680) 488-2552 or (680) 488-2553
Email: cathryn_e@hotmail.com
Award Amount: $250,000

Palau’s PREP program plans to serve 625 public middle school students in grades 6 to 8. The program is also developing content that addresses risk and protective factors specific to youth in all areas of Palau. Palau is implementing the evidence-based Draw the Line/Respect the Line curriculum and incorporating adult preparation that focuses on social skills development, increasing emotional competence, improving relationships with adults and peers, and encouraging greater civic and school engagement which supports a healthy transition to adulthood, specifically, healthy relationships, adolescent development, educational and career success.

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Child and Adult Health Services
City & State: Harrisburg, PA
Grantee Website: health.pa.gov
Contact Name: Naomi Zeiset
Phone: (717) 772-2762
Email: nazeiset@pa.gov
Award Amount: $1,819,324

Pennsylvania’s PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19, as well as pregnant or parenting youth up to age 21. The program implements Becoming a Responsible Teen, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!, Making Proud Choices, Rikers Health Advocacy Program, Sisters, Informing, Healing, Living and Empowering, and Street Smart. Implementation settings are schools, health clinics, and community organizations, serving youth from the following cities and counties: Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, McKean, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Warren, Wayne, Westmoreland and York. The youth that are being served include those who are delinquent, pregnant or parenting, runaway and homeless, gender and sexual minorities, or living with HIV or AIDS, as well as those who are in foster care, drug and alcohol facilities, psychiatric facilities, mental health facilities, or areas with high teen birth rates. Pennsylvania PREP has a goal to serve 3,200 youth annually and provide education in adulthood preparation subjects including adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Puerto Rico Department of Health, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division
City & State: San Juan, PR
Grantee Website: salud.gov.pr
Contact Name: Dr. Manuel I. Vargas-Bernal
Phone: (787) 765-2929, ext. 4583
Email: mivargas@salud.gov.pr
Award Amount: $526,622

Puerto Rico’s PREP program implements the evidence-based curriculum ¡Cuídate! for youth ages 12 to 16, and ¡Cuidalos! for parents and caregivers. The program is implemented in schools, community-based, and public housing settings targeting runaway and homeless youth, youth in foster care, and youth in the juvenile justice system. The program also educates its youth in the adulthood preparation subjects: adolescent development, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships, Puerto Rico PREP plans to serve 1,300 youth annually in municipalities of Naguabo, Humacao, Yabucoa, Maunabo, and Vieques.

Rhode Island Department of Health
City & State: Providence, RI
Grantee Website: health.ri.gov
Contact Name: Christina Batastini
Phone: (401) 222-3646
Email: Christina.Batastini@health.ri.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

Rhode Island’s PREP program serves youth ages 15 to 19 in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, Woonsocket, and Washington counties and. The program implements the Teen Outreach Program, and provides adulthood preparation subjects including adolescent development, educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships. Its target population includes youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. Programming is implemented in middle and high schools and community based organizations in Rhode Island’s four Core Cities: Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket; in addition to North Providence. Rhode Island PREP plans to serve 225 youth annually.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
City & State: Columbia, SC
Grantee Website: dhec.sc.gov
Contact Name: Jane Key
Phone: (803) 898-0405
Email: KEYJW@dhec.sc.gov
Award Amount: $710,492

South Carolina’s PREP program plans to serve 3,050 youth annually, ages 15 to 19. Its target population includes youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system as well as African-American and Hispanic youth. The program implements Making Proud Choices, Be Proud, Be Responsible, Making A Difference, Safer Choices, and Reducing the Risk in Dillon, Barnwell and Bamberg county schools and community-based settings. South Carolina PREP incorporates education on adulthood preparation subjects, to include parent-child communication, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

South Dakota Department of Health
City & State: Pierre, SD
Grantee Website: doh.sd.gov
Contact Name: Julie Ellingson
Phone: (605) 773-7150
Email: julie.ellingson@state.sd.us
Award Amount: $250,000

South Dakota’s PREP program serves youth ages 15 to 19, with an emphasis on youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system and new American citizens. The program implements Families Talking Together, Be Proud be Responsible, and Reducing the Risk curricula, with a focus on areas with high teen birth rates. Settings include psychiatric residential treatment programs, group homes, independent living programs, a vocational program, a foster care program, and a chemical dependency treatment center. South Dakota PREP plans to serve 3,050 youth annually in Sioux Falls, Parkston, Huron, Mitchell, Spearfish, Plankinton, Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Nemo. The program incorporates educational and career success, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships adulthood preparation subjects in their project.

Executive Office of the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Children's Services
City & State: Nashville, TN
Grantee Website: tn.gov/dcs
Contact Name: Courtney Matthews, LMSW
Phone: (615) 253-1762
Email: Courtney.Matthews@tn.gov
Award Amount: $962,052

The Tennessee PREP program serves youth ages 12 to 21 and is implemented in foster homes, congregate care settings, supervised independent living sites, and juvenile justice settings across the state. The program implements the evidence-based curricula: Teen Outreach Program, Sisters Saving Sisters, and Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention curricula and educate youth in adulthood preparations subjects, including healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships. It also provides programs for foster parents and caseworkers to increase their comfort and skills in talking with youth about family planning and pregnancy prevention. Tennessee PREP plans to serve 1,000 students annually.

State of Utah, Department of Health, Division of Family Health and Preparedness
City & State: Salt Lake City, UT
Grantee Website: health.utah.gov/fhp
Contact Name: Elizabeth Gerke
Phone: (801) 273-2870
Email: egerke@utah.gov
Award Amount: $557,169

Utah’s PREP program serves youth ages 14 to 19. The program is implementing Making Proud Choices and Reducing the Risk in clinic- and community-based settings. Its target populations include youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system in Bear River, Greater Salt Lake, Utah County, and Weber-Morgan. Utah PREP plans to serve 300 youth annually. PREP programs in Utah have the option to educate youth in three of the following adult preparation subjects: adolescent development, educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

State of Vermont Department of Health, Preventive Reproductive Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health
City & State: Burlington, VT
Grantee Website: healthvermont.gov
Contact Name: Kim Swartz
Phone: (802) 652-4184
Email: kimberly.swartz@vermont.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

Vermont’s PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19, with a focus on youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system, runaway and homeless youth, immigrants, and gender and sexual minority youth across the state. The program implements the Reducing the Risk curriculum in community-based and school settings. Vermont PREP plans to serve 461 youth annually, and will educate students in the following adulthood preparation subjects: adolescent development, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships.

Virgin Islands
City & State: St. Thomas, VI
Grantee Website: vi.gov
Contact Name: Natalie Bailey
Phone: (340) 772-7100, ext. 7101
Email: natalie.bailey@dhs.vi.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

The Virgin Islands’ PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 21, implementing the Reducing the Risk curriculum in middle schools and high schools on the islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas. Virgin Islands’ PREP plans to serve 200 youth annually. The program incorporates adulthood preparation subjects including adolescent development, parent-child communication, and healthy relationships.

Washington State Department of Health
City & State: Olympia, WA
Grantee Website: doh.wa.gov
Contact Name: Lauri Turkovsky
Phone: (360) 236-3538
Email: Lauri.Turkovsky@doh.wa.gov
Award Amount: $1,007,171

Washington’s PREP program serves youth ages 10 to 19 in fifteen counties, implementing PREP programming in schools, community based organizations, a substance abuse center, a mental health facility, and juvenile detention settings. The curricula implemented include Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Draw the Line/Respect the Line, FLASH, Making Proud Choices, Reducing the Risk, Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention, and an adaptation of Making Proud Choices for youth in out-of-home care. The program incorporates adulthood preparation subjects on parent-child communication, healthy life skills, and healthy relationships. Washington PREP plans to serve 2,000 youth annually in Adams, Asotin, Clallam, Cowlitz, Ferry, Franklin, Grant, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pierce, Skagit, Walla Walla and Yakima counties.

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
City & State: Charleston, WV
Grantee Website: dhhr.wv.gov
Contact Name: Deena Ellison
Phone: (304) 558-5388
Email: deena.s.ellison@wv.gov
Award Amount: $247,973

West Virginia’s PREP program implements Making Proud Choices and Reducing the Risk to youth, ages 10 to 19 years old in schools, community organizations, and foster care settings incorporating adulthood preparation subjects in educational and career success, healthy life skills, and financial literacy. The program serves youth in foster care and runaway and homeless youth. West Virginia PREP plans to serve 600 youth annually in Berkeley, Monongalia, Pleasant, Wood, McDowell, and Kanawha counties.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
City & State: Madison, WI
Grantee Website: dhs.wisconsin.gov
Contact Name: Amber Arb
Phone: (608) 266-1049
Email: amber.arb@wisconsin.gov
Award Amount: $857,978

Wisconsin’s PREP program serves youth ages 12 to 19, including youth who are pregnant or parenting, runaway and homeless, youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system, and youth with HIV/AIDS. Implementation is being provided in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Beloit, and Racine in schools, group homes, juvenile detention centers, and community- based settings, utilizing the following curricula: Health Improvement Program for Teens, Street Smart, Making Proud Choices, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, and Safer Choices. Wisconsin PREP plans to serve 2,100 youth annually and to provide programming to students on the following adult preparation subjects: educational and career success, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, financial literacy, and healthy relationships.

Wyoming Department of Health
City & State: Cheyenne, WY
Grantee Website: health.wyo.gov
Contact Name: Shelly Barth
Phone: (307) 777-7215
Email: shelly.barth@wyo.gov
Award Amount: $250,000

Wyoming’s PREP program plans to serve 1,000 youth annually ages 15 to 19., The program is active in nine sites at high schools, juvenile justice facilities, and community-based settings in Fremont County at Wind River Indian Reservation, Teton County, and Sweetwater County. Program participants include youth in and out of home care and youth with developmental disabilities. Wyoming PREP implements Making Proud Choices, Friendship and Dating, and Reducing the Risk curricula and educates youth on adolescent development, parent-child communication, and healthy relationships to prepare them for transition to adulthood.

Last Reviewed: April 16, 2019

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