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Office of Adolescent Health Awards New Grants to Support Implementation of Evidence Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Through the Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards Program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), awarded two new competitive cooperative agreements to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy received $1,499,121 for a three-year grant period to partner with the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, Healthy Futures of Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley Council. The Campaign will implement Families Talking Together (FTT), an evidenced-based TPP program, with Latino youth and their families in the Rio Grande Valley and Bexar County, Texas.

The University of Texas at Austin received $633,798 for a two-year grant period to partner with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas and Cardea to increase the capacity of the Central Texas community to provide evidence-based sexual health programs to youth. They will be implementing two evidence-based programs, Making Proud Choices! and Be Proud! Be Responsible!, with youth, and providing professional development and support for youth-serving professionals through workshops and a leadership development academy.

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