Performance Improvement 2001. Assessment, Testing and Evaluation of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Interventions and Programs


This project was a study of issues surrounding the successful replication of effective approaches to teen pregnancy prevention. The main objective of the project was to develop a set of publication-ready guidelines for the replication of adolescent pregnancy prevention programs for use by local program implementers. The final report drew on the lessons learned by leaders in the adolescent pregnancy prevention field, including the program development and evaluation staff of the community demonstration teen pregnancy prevention programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations. A core group of "key" elements surrounding successful efforts to replicate programs to prevent teen pregnancy emerged from data collection activities in this project, including: quality and attractiveness of the program being replicated; local context; organizational investment; financing; leadership; partnerships/collaborative efforts; fidelity of implementation and evaluation. Findings showed that program planners and implementers must address these key elements in each of three stages of development: preparation for the replication, implementation of the replication, and continuation/sustainability of the replication. Sustainability, for example, requires stable funding, local recognition of the program's value, ongoing support and continued recruitment to the local group of program champions.

AGENCY SPONSOR: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health


FEDERAL CONTACT: Michael Dalmat, 404-488-5136

PIC ID: 6274.1

PERFORMER: Battelle Corporation, Arlington, VA