Translating Research into Practice
Rigorously evaluated programs that demonstrate positive outcomes are eligible to be implemented by TPP grantees in communities with the greatest need.
OPA’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program is a national, evidence-based program that funds diverse organizations working to prevent teen pregnancy across the United States. OPA funds the exploration, development, testing, and rigorous evaluation of new and innovative interventions to significantly reduce teen pregnancy disparities and advance the field of adolescent sexual health. Investing in teen pregnancy prevention programs helps adolescents reach their full potential. Connecting youth to services and opportunities can help prevent teen pregnancy.
OPA funded the development and rigorous evaluation of TPP programs to expand the available research and evidence base in the field of teen pregnancy prevention. OPA’s TPP Tier 2 grantees develop, replicate, refine, and rigorously evaluate programs and innovative strategies to reduce teen pregnancy.
These TPP programs address gaps in the existing evidence, reduce disparities in teen pregnancy and associated sexual and reproductive health outcomes, and/or serve diverse communities. Individually, these TPP programs provide new research on specific types of innovative practices (e.g., using technology to deliver information, joint family programming) or specific populations and settings (e.g., LGBT+ students, rural areas), which can support greater equity in TPP programming. As a collective, these programs and the evaluation results further emphasize OPA’s contributions to the TPP field. Results are still being analyzed and will be added as they become available.
Explore the TPP programs and evaluation results
The following OPA TPP grantees have released new research that identifies effective innovative approaches for teen pregnancy prevention. The programs below join the ranks of TPP programs that have experienced positive outcomes when evaluated for effectiveness. When TPP programs show favorable impacts, they are then considered evidence-based and become eligible to replicate in communities across the country.