• Editorial

From Mission to Measures: Performance Measure Development for a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Citation

Farb, A. F., Burrus, B., Wallace, I., Wilson, E., & Peele, J. (2014). From Mission to Measures: Performance Measure Development for a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(3), S15-S20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.11.018

Abstract

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) sought to create a comprehensive set of performance measures to capture the performance of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program. This performance measurement system needed to provide measures that could be used internally (by both OAH and the TPP grantees) for management and program improvement as well as externally to communicate the program's progress to other interested stakeholders and Congress. This article describes the selected measures and outlines the considerations behind the TPP measurement development process. Issues faced, challenges encountered, and lessons learned have broad applicability for other federal agencies and, specifically, for TPP programs interested in assessing their own performance and progress. Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine