Fidelity vs. reality: Using data-informed technical assistance to implement an evidence-based teen pregnancy program in the real world
This presentation will cover the process of gaining support for an evidence-based program, strategies to track and maintain curriculum fidelity, and addressing realistic challenges that may impact fidelity. Using these strategies, a 98% fidelity score was achieved across 12 schools implementing the It's Your Game curriculum. The strategies developed by the SC Campaign could be used by other organizations interested in using implementation data from a prevention program to improve technical assistance, increase fidelity, and maintain a positive and productive relationship with schools.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Discuss at least two strategies for obtaining fidelity monitoring data Describe how to translate implementation data into successful technical assistance strategies Describe at least two barriers to implementing with fidelity in school settings Identify at least two strategies for overcoming barriers to implementing with fidelity in school settings
Keyword(s): Teen Pregnancy Prevention, School-Based Programs
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Rena provides training and technical assistance for priority populations and healthcare providers. Rena graduated cum laude from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Health Sciences. She also holds a Master of Public Health from Armstrong. Before coming to the SC Campaign, Rena worked for Planned Parenthood of Georgia as the Health and Promotions Coordinator and for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a Public Health Educator. Rena is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.