PREP Performance Indicators: Nationwide Implementation of PREP Programs

Publication Date: May 10, 2018
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Research Questions

  1. How many youth participated in the PREP program?
  2. How many providers and facilitators delivered PREP programming to youth?
  3. What were the most common program models and adulthood preparation subjects implemented?

This brief summarizes key characteristics of programs funded through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which aims to reduce teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and associated risk behaviors. PREP is administered by the Family and Youth Services Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding is awarded to states and territories through formula grants (State PREP), and through a competitive process to tribes and tribal entities (Tribal PREP) and to direct service providers in states and territories that did not take State PREP funding (Competitive PREP).  


This brief is one in a series that will inform stakeholders and the public about the PREP program.

Key Findings and Highlights

More than 244,000 youth participated in the PREP program during the 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 reporting periods. Across the country, 3,545 facilitators served youth in 543 PREP programs operated by 472 providers. The most common evidence-based program models implemented were Making Proud Choices!, Teen Outreach Program (TOP), Be Proud! Be Responsible!, and Reducing the Risk. The most common adulthood preparation subjects implemented were healthy relationships, healthy life skills, and adolescent development.


PREP grantees submit performance measures data to ACF each year. These findings are based on performance measures data submitted by State PREP, Tribal PREP, and Competitive PREP grantees for the 2013-2014 and 2014–2015 reporting periods..


Hulsey, Lara, Susan Zief, and Lauren Murphy (2018). “Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Performance Indicators: Nationwide Implementation of PREP Programs.” OPRE Report # 2018-23. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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