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Promoting Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Using Getting to Outcomes (PSBA-GTO)

PSBA-GTO (Promoting Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Using Getting to Outcomes) is a comprehensive guide to help teen pregnancy prevention program managers employ science-based approaches as they 1) plan and set goals for prevention programs, 2) develop and conduct process and outcome evaluations of programs, and 3) learn ways to improve and sustain programs that are reaching outcomes.  Many program managers find they need training and technical assistance to use PSBA-GTO to implement their programs.  For more information about training and technical assistance, contact

Introduction to PSBA-GTO [PDF - 874kb]

Suggested Citation: Lesesne, Catherine A., Lewis, Kelly, Fisher, Deborah, et al. Promoting Science-based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Using Getting To Outcomes for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (PSBA-GTO). 2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Step 1: Assessing needs and resources in your community [PDF - 767kb]

Step 2: Setting goals and outcomes for your teen pregnancy prevention program [PDF - 682kb]

Step 3: Selecting an evidence-based program to help you reach your goals and desired outcomes [PDF 974kb]

Step 4: Ensuring the selected program fits with your community context [PDF - 924kb]

Step 5: Determining what organizational capacities are needed to implement the program [PDF - 832kb]

Step 6: Creating a plan for a successful teen pregnancy program [PDF - 783kb]

Step 7: Assessing the quality of the program planning and implementation [PDF - 993kb]

Step 8: Determining if your program had the desired impact [PDF - 873kb]

Step 9: Continuously improving the quality of the program [PDF - 938kb]

Step 10: Sustaining your successful program [PDF - 733kb]

Download Complete Manual [PDF- 8MB]

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