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 Cdc-pdf[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 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 767kb]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download Complete Manual Cdc-pdf[PDF- 8MB]

Download All Tools Cdc-word[Word – 1MB]