HHS Evidence Review Fourth Update: Two FYSB-Funded Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Demonstrate Positive Impacts
HHS conducts regular reviews 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. The results of this fourth update revealed that two innovative FYSB-funded programs met HHS’ high standards as described in the April 2016 brief (PDF, 355KB).
These two programs were funded under the first generation (2010-2016) of Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS) grant program that is administered by FYSB's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. FYSB’s mission is to create a future in which all our nation’s youth, individuals and families—no matter what challenges they may face—can live healthy, productive, violence-free lives. AIM 4 Teen Moms and the Teen Options to Prevent Pregnancy are projects that focus on a specific disadvantaged population of pregnant and parenting young females. The results demonstrate the positive change that can occur when communities focus on addressing the needs of youth facing adverse challenges.
Here is more information on the two PREIS projects.
- The AIM 4 Teen Moms program is a positive youth development program created specifically for teen mothers by the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, a FYSB grantee. An evaluation found that the participants in the program were less likely to report having unprotected sex. Participants also reported receiving greater exposure to information on a highly effective contraceptive method as compared to the control group. Learn more about the implementation of the program (PDF, 1MB) and read the full impact report.
- The Teen Options to Prevent Pregnancy (T.O.P.P.) program, implemented by Ohio Health Research and Innovation Institute, is a clinic-based intervention to reduce rapid repeat pregnancies among expectant and parenting adolescent females. An evaluation found that participants were more likely to report using a highly-effective long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC), and less likely to report having unprotected sex in the past three months. Participants also reported greater exposure and access to contraceptive services. Learn more about the implementation of the program (PDF, 1.8MB) and read the full impact report.