Evaluating evidence-based programs to prevent teen pregnancy: Findings from the Office of Adolescent Health, Teen Pregnancy Prevention program
As the fifth and final year of this cohort of TPP grants concludes in August of 2015, OAH is collecting and analyzing final impact evaluation reports from all grantees to determine the overall findings and lessons learned. This presentation will summarize the OAH evaluation work and present an overview of the findings from across 35 rigorous grantee-led evaluations and two large Federal evaluations. The presentation will discuss the implications of the findings for others working to prevent teen pregnancy, using evidence-based programs, and conducting rigorous evaluation.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Define standards for research quality as articulated by the HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review Describe findings of the OAH TPP impact evaluations. Describe implications and opportunities of evaluation findings for others working to prevent teen pregnancy, who use evidence-based programs, and conduct rigorous evaluation. Describe challenges of evaluating public health programs. Describe how characteristics of implementation and adaptations to evidence-based programs can potentially affect evaluation findings.
Keyword(s): Adolescents, Sexual Risk Behavior
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Amy Farb Ph.D. is the evaluation specialist that manages the Office of Adolescent Health's research and evaluation portfolio.
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.