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TPP Program Grantees (FY2010-2014)

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program implements and evaluates teen pregnancy prevention programs. It is one of six federal evidence-based initiatives, which use the best evidence available to address social issues. From September 2010 to August 2015 (Fiscal Years 2010-2014), OAH funded 102 grantees that:

  • Reached nearly half a million youth in 39 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Trained more than 6,100 new facilitators
  • Created more than 3,800 community partnerships

The TPP program also funded 41 rigorous evaluation studies.  These studies help build a body of evidence about where, when, and with whom specific programs are most effective. The evaluation results provide important information that organizations can use when selecting evidence-based TPP programs to implement in their communities.

Get a snapshot of the findings:


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Evaluation Overview

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program funded two types of grants that were rigorously evaluated: (1) replications of evidence-based programs with new populations and/or new settings; and (2) research and demonstrations of new and innovative programs.

  • Replications of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs were implemented in different settings and/or with different populations than where originally shown to be effective. Four were found effective in changing behavior in these additional, new settings and populations, and many more reported changes in participant’s knowledge, attitudes, and intentions to avoid risky behaviors.
  • New and innovative approaches to preventing teen pregnancy were also evaluated. Eight new programs had an impact on behaviors that prevent teen pregnancy and meet criteria to be considered an HHS evidence-based program.

Summary of Findings from TPP Program Grantees (FY2010-2014)

Evaluations were led by grantees using independent evaluators, or through contracts with the federal government. 90% of study designs were randomized control trials and the rest were high-quality quasi-experimental evaluations. Grantees were provided evaluation technical support to ensure rigorous methods and reporting. Available reports are posted on the OAH website. Remaining reports will be posted after the publication of a special, themed issue of the American Journal of Public Health in late 2016.

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Program Reach and Impact

The OAH TPP Program funded 102 grants to communities across the U.S. for a five-year funding period in 2010.

From FY 2010-2014, the TPP Program:

  • Reached nearly half a million youth in 39 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Trained more than 6,100 new facilitators
  • Created more than 3,800 community partnerships

Grantees also had 66 manuscripts accepted for publication and gave 1300 presentations about their programs.

Find more information in the Performance Measures Snapshot.

As the newest round of funded grants start operations, the TPP Program anticipates reaching 1.2 million youth in 39 states and the Marshall Islands from FY2015-2019.

About the OAH TPP Program

The OAH TPP Program is a national, evidence-based program that funds diverse organizations working to prevent teen pregnancy across the United States. OAH invests in implementing evidence-based TPP programs, and in developing new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy. Find examples from the first round of funded grants in TPP Successful Strategies and in the TPP grantee videos.

Applying lessons learned from the first round of funded grants, the second group funded in FY 2015-2019 expanded its focus. These grantees are working to support replication of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in communities with the greatest need; increase capacity in communities to serve vulnerable youth, including homeless youth, parenting youth and those in juvenile detention and foster care; fill gaps in the knowledge of what works to prevent teen pregnancy; and test new, innovative approaches to combating teen pregnancy.

To learn more, watch the TPP FAQ videos.

Resources for Selecting Evidence-based Programs

The HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review is a systematic, comprehensive review that identifies programs shown to have an impact on sexual behavior or reproductive health outcomes. Programs included in the HHS TPP Evidence Review are used by OAH TPP grantees and other federal agencies administering teen pregnancy prevention grants. There are a variety to tools for communities to learn more about evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and how to select one that is a good fit and age-appropriate for the young people they reach.

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Content last reviewed on May 11, 2017