The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a forum on Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth in Washington, D.C. The forum consisted of experts across the field of evidence and innovation. During the Forum, experts discussed challenges encountered when selecting and replicating evidence-based programs and also identified approaches for developing evidence-informed programs when evidence-based programs are not available or applicable for a given population.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics recently released America’s Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014, a statistical snapshot of the health, education, and well-being of America's young adults.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new Web page, designed with input from teens to motivate teens to make healthy choices around sex by providing empowering messages on specific actions teens can take to prevent teen pregnancy.
New funding opportunities released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offer the opportunity to replicate evidence-based programs and support innovative strategies and community-wide initiatives.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) has released its annual report, “America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.” This year's report continues morethan a decade of dedication and collaboration by agencies across the federal government to advance our understanding of our Nation's children and what may be needed to bring them a better tomorrow.
UTTH is one of nine statewide or community-based organizations participating in a demonstration project to test the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, communitywide initiatives in reducing the number of teen pregnancies and births in communities with the highest rates.
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is doing a lot to raise awareness. In fact, a recent report of preliminary date released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that teen birth rates fell in all but three states during 2007–2010
In recent years, the federal government has made investments toward building a scientific evidence base of effective programs and models addressing teen pregnancy prevention. In addition, funding was made available to provide services to pregnant and parenting teens, who need strong support networks and a comprehensive array of resources to help them transition to parenthood and adulthood and improve their educational outcomes.