The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for reproductive health topics. The purpose of the OPA Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grants is to fund evidence-based programs proven to reduce teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) received two TPP grants from OPA to support the implementation of direct services (e.g., medically accurate and age-appropriate evidence-based curriculums, community coalitions, referrals for youth services). These services target youth ages 13-19 years old in grades 8 through 12 and in geographic areas with a demonstrated high-need across the state of Illinois. CPRD serves as the evaluation partner to assist OPA, IDHS, and local service providers in learning more about program design, implementation, and outcomes. The purpose of the program evaluation is to understand youth risk and protective behaviors, the successes of the Illinois TPP projects, and additional strategies needed to keep youth safe and healthy.

You can learn more about the OPA Surveys that CPRD uses to inform and improve the project here.