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OAH awards $21.3M in Grants to States and Tribes to Support Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Families

OAH awards $21.3M in Grants to States and Tribes to Support Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the award of $21,307,845 for 23 grants to states and tribes through the OAH Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) Program to improve the educational, health, social, and economic outcomes for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families. The grants start on July 1, 2018.

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Fact Sheet: FY 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcements for TPP

Fact Sheet: FY 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcements for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Contact: HHS Press Office
202-205-0143
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Background: Teen birth rates in the U.S. have steadily dropped since their peak in the early 1990s, dropping to a record low in 2016.  Unfortunately, great disparities continue in teen birth rates—by age, race and ethnicity, geography, and among especially vulnerable populations (homeless, living in foster care, or involved with the juvenile justice system).

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TAG in Action: A Place for Me

The A Place 4 Me initiative is working to prevent and end homelessness among youth and young adults (ages 15 to 24), with special emphasis on youth leaving foster care without the material and emotional support of a family.

HHS Awards $27 Million for the Support of Pregnant and Parenting Teens and Women

HHS Awards $27 Million for the Support of Pregnant and Parenting Teens and Women

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today awarded $27 million to support pregnant and parenting teens and women in states and tribes across the country. Of the funds, $24 million was awarded to 17 states and tribes through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, created by the Affordable Care Act. Another $3 million in Affordable Care Act funds was awarded to 13 tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations through the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program.

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HHS Awards Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants

HHS Awards Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that $155 million in teen pregnancy prevention grants are being awarded to states, non-profit organizations, school districts, universities, and others. These grants will support the replication of teen pregnancy prevention programs that have been shown to be effective through rigorous research as well as the testing of new, innovative approaches to combating teen pregnancy.

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HHS Awards Grant to Establish the National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents

HHS Awards Grant to Establish the National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) today announced that the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) was awarded $200,000 for a three-year cooperative agreement to implement and operate the National Resource Center (“Center”) for HIV/AIDS Prevention among Adolescents. The Center will focus on improving the health and well-being of adolescents at risk of HIV and those living with AIDS.

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Using Evidence and Evaluation to Improve Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Using Evidence and Evaluation to Improve Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program today released findings from implementing and evaluating teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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HHS Announces New Efforts to Improve Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Risk Avoidance Programs

HHS Announces New Efforts to Improve Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Risk Avoidance Programs

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Monday, November 6, 2017

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) are announcing a new research and evaluation collaboration to support and improve teen pregnancy prevention and sexual risk avoidance programs w

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HHS Awards Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grants

HHS Awards Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 6, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Director Evelyn Kappeler announced today more than $86 million in teen pregnancy prevention grants to non-profit organizations, school districts, universities, and others. The 81 new grants are expected to serve more than 291,000 youth each year in communities where teen birth rates remain high.

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Performance Management Online Assessment



Introduction

Performance Management is "the systematic process by which an agency involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals." Effective performance management systems and practices support the ongoing operational success of grantees, bolster strategic planning efforts, and improve grantees' understanding of their own organizational strengths and challenges - a key tenet in strategic partnering.

Additional Background

Answers you provide on the online assessment are private. They are not stored or viewable to anyone in your organization. The information will be used to only to provide your score and resources within this session. No information will be saved after your session is ended.

This online assessment is designed to assess your sense of the state of Performance Management knowledge and capacity within your organization. The assessment includes three pages of questions which should take less than 15 minutes to complete. At the conclusion, the assessment will calculate your responses and provide a profile of strengths and areas for improvement within your organization. It is important for you to be honest in your responses so that resources can be targeted to your particular needs.

Assessment

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For each of the following statements, indicate how certain you are that each is true for your organization. Be honest with your answers and remember that this is a tool to help your organization improve your performance and service.

This questionnaire will only take a few minutes. You will need to answer all the questions on each page before going to the next page.

Areas for Improvement

For the areas in which you scored medium or low confidence, you may find the information on Performance Management Training Topics page helpful.

Additional Resources