Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Project Overview: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is working to reduce unintended pregnancy rates among high risk, vulnerable, and underrepresented youth populations in Iowa and Nebraska. In order to achieve this goal, the program has many key activities including: implementing evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs to scale with quality and fidelity in all counties served; establishing community involvement and preparedness through Community Advisory Group, Youth Advisory Boards, and implementation partners; preparing and supporting all staff and sites for program implementation through professional development and ongoing technical assistance; creating a plan to disseminate information and raise awareness about the community-led TPP plan in order to ensure youth participation in the program; establishing a plan to direct referrals to youth-friendly healthcare services; developing and implementing an evaluation plan to measure the outcomes and impact of the program; planning for the sustainability of the program after federal funding ends.
Target Population: Youth in Iowa and Nebraska
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): 6 total counties: 6 total counties: 4 counties in Iowa: Woodbury, Pottawatimie, Mills, and Page; 2 counties in Nebraska: Dakota and Douglas
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000): 30-51