University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Project Overview: The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is working to develop and rigorously evaluate a brief, motivational interviewing-based intervention for teens at risk for unintended pregnancy in primary care. The Brief Intervention targets teens identified via primary care screening to be at risk for pregnancy and can be integrated into routine medical care through a 15-minute individual contact session using a motivational interviewing-based approach. The Brief Intervention will be tested with low income, culturally diverse teens attending primary care clinics at the Atrisco Center for Family and Community Health and the Albuquerque Job Corps Wellness Center. Read the evaluation abstract here.
Target Population: Low-income Hispanic and Native American teens ages 14-19 years old
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity): Central New Mexico (Urban/suburban)
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000): 37.8
Target Number of Youth Served (per year): 350