Resources to Help
One approach communities use to help reduce teen pregnancies is implementing evidence-based programs in schools, clinics and other community settings. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducts a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review which uses a systematic process for reviewing evaluation studies against a rigorous standard in order to identify programs shown effective at preventing teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, or sexual risk behaviors.
The evidence review, first conducted in 2009 and updated periodically, is led by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The most recent update was released in August 2014. Read more about the evidence review process, procedures, and findings.
Since 2010, the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has funded the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program to support replication of evidence-based programs that were included on the HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review at the time the grant was funded. Organizations requesting grant funding selected the programs most appropriate for use in their community.
Read more about each of the evidence-based programs, its content, and implementation requirements below or visit the searchable database of evidence-based program models. You can use this database to find programs that were developed and shown effective for certain target populations, settings, ages, and more.
EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS MODELS
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1 Martin, J. A., Hamilton, B. E., Osterman, M. J. K., Curtin, S. C., & Mathews, T. J. (2013). Births: Final data for 2012 Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics Retrieved January 8, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_09.pdf
2 Hoffman, S. D., & Maynard, R. A. (Eds.). (2008). Kids having kids: economic costs and social consequences of teen pregnancy (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.
3 United Nations Statistics Division. (2011). Demographic Yearbook 2009-2010: Live births by age of mother. New York, NY: United Nations. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2009-2010.htm