Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

Des Moines, Iowa

Grantee Details

TPP Grantee Type: Optimally Changing the Map for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP20 Tier 1) – 2020-2023
Annual Funding: $684,461

Program Summary

Project Name: Community Responsive, Youth-driven Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Interventions to Achieve Optimal Health for African American and Latinx Teens in Western Iowa

Project Overview: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc. (PPH) will implement a number of proven effective curricula in clinic settings, schools, and community-based organizations to target African American and Latinx youth living in Woodbury and Pottawattamie Counties. The curricula include ¡Cuídate!, Draw the Line/Respect the Line, Families Talking Together, Health Improvement Project for Teens, Safer Sex Intervention, and Sisters, Informing, Healing, Living, Empowering. With partners and stakeholders, PPH will implement a three-year initiative to increase the community’s capacity to engage with African American and Latinx youth around their sexual and reproductive health. The project’s overarching goal is to decrease teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates through community responsive, youth-driven, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health interventions. In addition to delivering proven effective programming, PPH will mobilize parents/caregivers, adults, and communities through outreach, education, and training. PPH also will include community engagement through advisory councils. PPH aims to reach 350 youth in year one and 1,004 in years two and three for an annual average of 786 youth. Additionally, the project aims to reach 20 parents per year.

Community(ies) Served: Woodbury Pottawattamie Counties

Target Population: African American and Latinx youth aged 13-19; parents/caregivers

Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Woodbury County and Pottawattamie County, IA (Urban, Rural)

Average Anticipated Number of Youth Served Annually: 786

Contact Information

Linnea Fletcher, Director of Education

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