4045.0 Adolescent pregnancy prevention in the real world: The evidence base for programs and their adaptation for special populations

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
This oral session addresses some of the critical realities of working in adolescent pregnancy prevention: adapting evidence-based programs to increase relevance with local populations and working within the limitations imposed by government and funding sources. Three of the papers discuss in detail the adaptation of a pregnancy prevention program for Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. These presentations will cover the CDC guidlines for adapting programs and increasing their cultural relevance. Evaluation data from the adapted program will be presented. The fourth paper covers the political realities of pregnancy prevention, including abstinance only interventions and the evidence documenting their level of effectiveness.
Session Objectives: 1. Articulate the need to design and evaluation prevention and health promotion programs for and among native and immigrant populations in the U.S. 2. Describe the teen pregnancy prevention program Adaptation Guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control and ETR Associates. 3. Identify recent trends in legislation, policy and funding with respect to sexuality education and policy in the U.S.
Katie Sellers, MPH, DrPH and Lynn Roberts, PhD
Katie Sellers, MPH, DrPH

8:40 AM
Addressing health disparities in teen pregnancy, STIs, and HIV among U.S. Pacific Island populations: CDC's Adaptation Guidelines and adapting a science-based sex education curriculum to fit Hawaiian youth
Carla Poindexter White, MPH, Judith F. Clark, MPH, Darlene Du Brall, Taleria R. Fuller, PhD, Kathryn L. Braun, DrPH and Lori Rolleri, MPH, MSW
9:00 AM
Adapting a pregnancy prevention curriculum for Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations
Judith F. Clark, MPH, Kathryn L. Braun, DrPH and Darlene Du Brall Tudela
9:20 AM
Can I change this? Program adaptation in the real world
Taleria R. Fuller, PhD, Carla Poindexter White, MPH, Lori Rolleri, MPH, MSW, Judith F. Clark, MPH, Kathryn L. Braun, DrPH and Darlene Du Brall-Tudela, BS

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Women's Caucus