Geographic Scope: Nationwide
Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Health Communication, Training & Technical Assistance
Technical Expertise: HIV & Infectious Diseases, Native American/American Indian Health Services, Adolescent Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health
In an effort to educate young people on abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, JSI was subcontracted by RTI to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to support the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and Title V State Abstinence Education grantees. Grantees and their partners target youth ages 10-19 that are at the highest risk or vulnerable for pregnancies including youths who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or in geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups. The program targets culturally underrepresented populations, including Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, youths aging out of foster care, youths in or aging out of adjudication systems, runaway youths, and out-of-school-youths. PREP currently supports 65 State and Tribal grantees across the country.
JSI worked with RTI and the other subcontractors to develop TA webinars, e-learning modules, tips sheets, e-newsletter, and briefing materials. JSI contributed to the content development and overall management of logistics for regional skills-building trainings and an annual grantee conference. JSI managed a roster of national experts on topics related to teen pregnancy prevention programs, evidence-based programming, adulthood preparation subjects, effective interventions with Native Americans, and other populations with high teen pregnancy and birth rates, pregnant and parenting teens, intimate partner violence, evaluation, and other teen health related topics. Furthermore, JSI developed a Community of Practice website for the grantees that supports collective learning and sharing of knowledge among grantees. JSI also served as the 508 Compliance lead for all electronic deliverables for the project.