The Hartford Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (HTPPI) is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded grant that seeks to reduce the teen birth rates in Hartford by 10% by 2015. The City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services manages the project, and endeavors to meet this goal by providing evidence-based sexual health programs, increasing youth access to clinical services, and community outreach in a sustainable and culturally sensitive manner.
In the first year of the program, seven diverse local agencies were tasked with providing evidence-based programming to youth. These agencies include:
- Family Life Education
- CT Children’s Medical Center
- Lawson Chapel
- Hispanic Health Council -Mi Casa Family Service and Education Center
- Artist’s Collective
- Catholic Charities
- Hartford Job Corps
- Hartford Public High School
- Our Piece of the Pie
- Hartford Community Court
CWEALF is responsible for leading the evaluation of this grant, and works with researchers from Yale University and University of Saint Joseph to evaluate all aspects of the project. Evaluation activities include:
- Measuring program outcomes by surveying several hundred youth
- Training program facilitators on evaluation methods
- Evaluating implementation effectiveness
- Annual evaluation of the grant's progress
View our presentation on approaches to teen pregnancy prevention.
CWEALF also participates in a program planning team called the Core Partner Leadership Team that also consists of staff from City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.