HHS Awards $23 Million to Support Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), is announcing approximately $23 million in funding to foster innovation, provide new research, and expand the evidence to support and advance equity in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program. The TPP program is a national, competitive program that provides funding to replicate and scale evidence-based programs and develop and evaluate new and innovative approaches to prevent unintentional teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescents, promote positive youth development, and advance equity in adolescent health.

‘Our TPP program provides new research on innovative practices or specific populations and settings, which can support greater equity in TPP programming overall,’ said Admiral Rachel L. Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health. ‘The overarching goal is to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health, promote positive youth development, and advance health equity.’…”

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