Evaluation of statewide teen pregnancy prevention initiatives: challenges, methods, and lessons learned.

Belinda M. Reininger, Murray Vincent, Sarah F. Griffin, Robert F. Valois, Doug Taylor, Deborah Parra-Medina, Alexandra Evans, Michelle Rousseau

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    Abstract

    Evaluation of community-based, teen pregnancy prevention initiatives is complex. This article describes the challenges encountered and solutions derived while creating a comprehensive evaluation of teen pregnancy prevention initiatives across 46 counties in a southeastern state. Background information on the evaluation and highlights of the data collection constructs, methods, and tools are provided. In particular, the efforts to appropriately scope the evaluation activities and the use of qualitative and quantitative methods are discussed. In addition, the key lessons learned from the evaluation are presented. This article's discussion of contextual influences and evaluation planning and implementation efforts may benefit program practitioners and evaluators in their future evaluation activities.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)323-335
    Number of pages13
    JournalHealth promotion practice
    Volume4
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2003

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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