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University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grantee Details

Program type: 
Rigorous Evaluation of New Approaches (Tier 2B)
Annual funding: 
$1,000,000
Website: 
http://hsc.unm.edu/

Program Summary

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

Contact Information

Jennifer Hettema
Content created by
Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
January 5, 2017