We gather data through monitoring.
As part of our history of evaluations, we have many monitoring systems in place. Allowing data collection to lag or not take place without monitoring can result in massive amounts of missing data and ruin an expensive study. We often recommend collecting attendance and fidelity data as needed. This will allow us to measure implementation and dosage. This data can be joined together with outcome data to show the key program components related to outcomes and how dosage was related to change.
A few select recent or key projects that involved data monitoring include:
Achieving Condom Empowerment (ACE)-Plus, Cicatelli Associates Inc./Office of Population Affairs (formerly the Office of Adolescent Health)
Cicatelli Associates Inc. has been awarded a five year grant from the Office for Adolescent Health to test the effectiveness of Achieving Condom Empowerment (ACE)-Plus, an intervention designed to increase correct and consistent condom use among young males in foster care settings in New York City to help prevent teen pregnancy and improve adolescent health. Philliber is evaluating the implementation and impacts of the program using a random assignment design.
Assessing Positive Prevention PLUS & Making Proud Choices Implementation, The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County/ Office of Population Affairs (formerly the Office of Adolescent Health)
The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) received a five-year grant from the Office of Adolescent Health to implement school and community-based interventions to reduce teen pregnancy. Philliber is conducting an implementation evaluation to document the project’s reach and is assessing knowledge gains in youth receiving evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention interventions.
Connecticut Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs, The Connecticut Department of Social Services
The Connecticut Department of Social Services implements a teenage pregnancy prevention program in multiple communities across the state. Two different evidence-based programs have been implemented and evaluated over the years. The first is the Children’s Aid Society, Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and the other is the Teen Outreach Program. Philliber conducts an annual process and outcome evaluation.
Development for Youth (DFY:Take Charge!), Cicatelli Associates Inc./Office of Population Affairs (formerly the Office of Adolescent Health)
Cicatelli Associates Inc. was awarded a six-year grant from the Office for Adolescent Health in 2010 to test the effectiveness of Development for Youth among a randomly selected sample of foster care youth in New York City. The program attempted to delay the initiation of sexual intercourse, increase contraceptive use, and reduce pregnancies. Philliber evaluated the implementation and impacts of the program using a random assignment design.
Improving the Lives of Teens, The Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health/Office of Population Affairs (formerly the Office of Adolescent Health)
The Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health (NWCAH) is bringing evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs to scale in seven high-need communities. Improving the Lives of Teens will reach approximately 2,275 youth annually, for a total of 9,100 over the five-year project period. 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 teen pregnancy prevention programs to implement within each community.
Stronger Together, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands/Office of Population Affairs (formerly the Office of Adolescent Health)
Stronger Together is a teen pregnancy prevention program providing capacity building assistance to youth serving organizations replicating evidence-based programs (EBP). Two Northwest Coalition of Adolescent Health (NWCAH) partners, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) and Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW), have provided capacity building assistance (CBA) with eleven high risk youth serving organizations in three states. These organizations were selected for participation after completing a readiness assessment process. Two additional organizations completed the readiness assessment process but were not selected. Philliber is conducting an implementation study of this program.
The Responsible Sexual Behavior Initiative, AIDS Funding Collaborative
The Responsible Sexual Behavior Initiative, funded by the AIDS Funding Collaborative, provided comprehensive sexuality education to students in grades K -12 in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Evaluation of this initiative involved analysis of changes in student knowledge, attitude, and behavioral intent, as well as changes in District policies vis-à-vis sexuality education. Students in each of the selected schools were surveyed using a pre-test/post-test design. Local stakeholders, as well as teachers and principals were interviewed about the curriculum, and parents were asked to complete surveys regarding their thoughts about comprehensive sexuality education. In addition, a field team from Philliber conducted classroom observations to measure fidelity to the four curricula used in the initiative. Using this design, Philliber was able to provide information about the impact of the curricula on students, the response to the curricula by local stakeholders, and the extent to which the schools and teachers maintained fidelity to the implementation plan.