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Little (PSBA) GTO : 10 steps to promoting science-based approaches (PSBA) to teen pregnancy prevention using getting to outcomes (GTO) : a summary
  • Published Date:
    April 2008
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 312.21 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Description:
    All of us working for teen pregnancy prevention want to know: Are we making a difference? We want to achieve outcomes regardless of whether we are working at the school, neighborhood, community or state level. In fact, outcomes, results, impacts and accountability represent a common language that is part of the prevention landscape in any arena. Whether our focus is to prevent substance abuse, AIDS, heart disease, or unintentional injuries—we need to reach outcomes, not only to be funded and stay funded, but most importantly, to make a difference. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to improving the health of the nation and promoting prevention. Thus, this manual represents an effort to help teen pregnancy prevention practitioners use a science- based approach to how they set goals, consider and plan for a prevention program, develop and conduct process and outcome program evaluation, and learn how to improve and sustain the program if it is reaching its intended outcomes.

    In the field of teen pregnancy prevention many effective prevention programs are available but adoption of these programs is slow or inconsistent at the community level. Knowing about science- based programs is necessary, but knowledge alone is not enough to achieve outcomes. If you are in the everyday world of putting programs into place, you have probably heard that you should do the following: a needs and resource assessment, have clear goals and objectives, use science-based practices, be culturally competent, build your capacity to do prevention well, have high quality plans, implement your plan and do a process and outcome evaluation, continually improve your work, and sustain your grant funded work. These are essential ingredients for effective prevention.

    However, the question remains: How can you connect all of these in your work? This booklet provides a summary of the Promoting Science Based Approaches-Getting To Outcomes (PSBA-GTO) model that puts all of these steps together with the knowledge base of teen pregnancy prevention in one user-friendly package. PSBA-GTO offers a clear and accessible process for local practitioners to follow for delivering teen pregnancy prevention programs using a systematic and science-based approach to their work.

    Little (PSBA) GTO was adapted from Wiseman S, Chinman M, Ebener P, Hunter S, Imm P, Wandersman A (2007). Getting to Outcomes: 10 Steps for Achieving Results-Based Accountability. No. TR-TR101/2. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

    This document was supported, in part, by Manila Consulting Group, Inc., under Contract Number 200-2006-16591 (Task Order #002) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the U.S. government.

  • Funding:
    200-2006-16591, Task Order #002
  • Supporting Files:
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