Promoting Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Using Getting to Outcomes

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

A summary of the 10 steps involved in PBSA-GTO is available here pdf icon[PDF – 312 KB] and the full guide is available below. 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 icon[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 icon[PDF – 767kb]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step 9: Continuously improving the quality of the program pdf icon[PDF – 938kb]

Step 10: Sustaining your successful program pdf icon[PDF – 733kb]

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