Carlos Albizu University

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Grantee Details

TPP Grantee Type: Optimally Changing the Map for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP20 Tier 1) – 2020-2023
Annual Funding: $1,455,000

Program Summary

Project Name: Puerto Rico Optimal System ChAnge (PROSa) for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Project Overview: Carlos Albizu University and its partners (Office of Human Development Program, Sor Isolina Ferre Centers, Urban Strategies) will implement the Puerto Rico Optimal System ChAnge (PROSa) for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, which will provide effective pregnancy prevention curricula and comprehensive supportive services to youth, families, and community members in Puerto Rico. PROSa will implement four proven effective curricula: 1) Adult Identity Mentoring, 2) Friends Resilience, 3) Love Notes, and 4) Parenting Fundamentals. The project’s main goals are to improve the optimal health of adolescents and reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI) and associated risk behaviors through access to high-quality and culturally specific sexual and reproductive health services and stakeholder education. PROSa aims to reach 1,900 - 3,200 youth and 1,200 - 1,500  parents/caregivers along the three-year project period.

Community(ies) Served: Loíza, Canóvanas, Morovis, and Orocovis

Target Population: Youth aged 12-17

Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Loiza, Canóvanas, Morovis (suburban) and Orocovis (rural) municipalities of PR

Average Anticipated Number of Youth Served Annually: 1,900

Contact Information

Dr. Edna Acosta Pérez

Ms. Samari Vega

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