Office of Population Affairs Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program named the Starting Out Right for Teen Parents as a Successful Strategy!

The Starting Out Right for Teen Parents (SORTP) program provides expectant and parenting youth with an innovative combination of pre- and post-natal supports—including case management, pregnancy and parenting education classes, home visits, and a companion mobile app—to increase their protective factors and reduce the risk of rapid repeat pregnancy. Arizona Youth Partnership plans to refine the SORTP model and conduct a formative evaluation of the program. The goals of this project is to increase participants’ protective factors and reduce participants’ risk factors for rapid repeat pregnancy, provide participants with a high level of support during the first six months after childbirth, integrate case management and pregnancy education services into the medical home model, and use digital technology to increase participants’ access to health education

About the TPP Program

The Office of Population Affairs Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program is a federal grant program that funds diverse organizations working to prevent teen pregnancy across the United States. OPA invests in both the implementation of evidence-based programs and the development and evaluation of new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy. The OPA TPP Program reaches adolescents age 10-19, with a focus on populations with the greatest need in order to reduce disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates.

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