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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

Des Moines, Iowa

Grantee Details

Program type: 
Implementing EBPs to Scale (Tier 1B)
Program Model/Strategy: 
Draw the Line/Respect the Line
Families Talking Together (FTT)
Get Real
Making a Difference!
Making Proud Choices!
Safer Sex Intervention
Annual funding: 

Program Summary

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

Contact Information

Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel
Content created by
Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
January 5, 2017