E-MCH – November 30, 2006. Lisa Turnham Program Manager Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP). Promoting Evidence-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Maternal, Infant, and
Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP)
Promoting Evidence-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Maternal, Infant, and
Reproductive Health National & State Coalition Capacity Building Grant
Cooperative Agreement #U58/CCU524993-02
CFDA Number: 93.946 FOA Number: AA004CONT
Minnesota non-profit since 1991
Mission: to develop and strengthen policies and programs that promote adolescent sexual health, prevent adolescent pregnancy and support adolescent parents.
Goal: To increase the capacity of Minnesota organizations to use science-based approaches to prevent teen pregnancy and promote adolescent reproductive health, especially organizations serving communities of greatest need.
TIER 1: Technical assistance and intensive training with local organizations
TIER 2: Outreach to decision-makers & funding organizations
TIER 3: Dissemination of SBA information to constituents
Needs Assessment Findings
The majority value the importance of programs or curricula being based on evidence of “what works”.
Most common program development strategy was pulling together parts or components of effective programs.
Only ¼ of respondents evaluate their program to look for changes in participants’ behavior.
Focus on Evaluation and Program Planning
Work with decision makers, foundations and funding organizations
Intensive technical assistance with local organizations
Ready for Evaluation project
11 local organizations
16 hours of evaluation workshops and
10 hours of one-on-one consultation with evaluation experts
Developed individualized evaluation manuals
Two county commissioners & county administrator
Representatives from parks & rec., schools and community education
Three cities within the county
Visit from national expert
Community meetings for support
Interest in Teen Outreach Program replication
Foundations and Funding Organizations
Foundation briefing - visit from national expert
Interest in continued conversations
Increased awareness and support of SBA among MOAPPP constituents
Technical assistance recipients using SBA
Counties interested in SBA replication
Technical assistance is time intensive
Fidelity of replication difficult
Limited funding streams for SBA