The Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health (NWCAH) Improving the Lives of Teens, will reach approximately 2,275 youth annually, for a total of 9,100 over the five-year project period. Under funding from OAH, Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health (NWCAH) is bringing evidence based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs to scale in seven high-need communities. In each community, NWCAH will implement evidence-based TPP programs in schools, after- school and at community-based sites, and in clinics. Key stakeholders, community partners, and youth have selected a wide range of evidence-based TPP programs to implement within each community.Bedsider is an on-line and mobile device system to educate about and support use of birth control and STI protection, developed by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Philliber Research & Evaluation and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) worked together to evaluate the use of this tool at a pilot launch in three clinics in Florida.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded projects intended to help programs adopt science-based strategies to prevent teen pregnancy. Philliber served as the evaluator for the efforts of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy's Putting What Works to Work project, for the North Carolina Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, and assisted in training for evaluation with the South Carolina Campaign.
Children's Aid Society/Carrera Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Philliber conducted a random assignment evaluation in six New York City sites and six sites in other cities across the United States. Philliber continues to evaluate Carrera Model Programs supported through CAS's Adolescent Sexuality Training Center.
Children's Home + Aid in Chicago has been awarded a five year grant from the Office for Adolescent Health to replicate the Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program in Chicago schools. Philliber Research & Evaluation is evaluating the implementation and impacts of the program using a random assignment design.
Cicatelli Associates' Development For Youth has been awarded a five year grant from the Office for Adolescent Health to test the effectiveness of Development for Youth among a randomly selected sample of foster care youth in New York City. The program is attempting to delay the initiation of sexual intercourse, increase contraceptive use, and reduce pregnancies. Philliber Research & Evaluation is evaluating the implementation and impacts of the program using a random assignment design.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy conducted foundational research to inform a national communication campaign aimed at increasing long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) among young women in their twenties. Compiled a targeted literature review, media scan, and content analysis of YouTube videos related to LARC adoption, as well as interviewed experts in the field. The final report was used to frame fundamental considerations and questions to be addressed by the campaign’s design firm.
Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health was awarded $20 million by the Office of Adolescent Health to replicate the Teen Outreach Program (TOP), an evidence-based youth development program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. This project is being evaluated using a random assignment design wherein students from six states and over 50 sites are assigned to receive TOP or a benign alternative program called Community Voices.
Teen Outreach Program consisted of supervised community service and classroom discussions of key social and developmental tasks of adolescents. Philliber conducted a national random assignment evaluation, as well as numerous pre/post evaluations. A random assignment replication is taking place in five western states.
The Iowa and Colorado Initiatives to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies funded by a private donor, was designed to increase access to family planning services and reduce unintended pregnancies in Iowa and Colorado. Philliber Research & Evaluation, along with the University of California San Francisco, monitored the activities of over sixty agencies and collected data in both states to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of these Initiatives including any decrease in unintended pregnancies.