The Effectiveness of the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Grant Program: An Evaluation

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The purpose of this essay is to describe the effectiveness of the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention grant program. This work will address how the project will provide culturally-competent care and describe a detailed plan for monitoring the progress of this program. Also included is a plan that can be used to evaluate the intervention process in terms of efficiency, acceptability and effectiveness. To help frame this evaluation program, the National Center for Cultural Competence provided a checklist to help guide this effort. They suggested that a cultural competence committee be formed to serve as a governing body to implement and evaluate cultural competence initiatives. Also it is important to " ensure that the program's or organization's mission statement commits to cultural competence as an integral component of all of its activities. The mission statement should articulate principles, rationale and values for culturally and linguistically competent health care service delivery. The cultural competence work group should be involved in or facilitate the development of this statement." Once responsibility is assigned and a mission statement is fully developed, this objective can be met and monitoring will be facilitated much more effectively and efficiently. Specific actions need to be applied to this situation in order for it to be successful. Benchmarks have been set at 6, 12, 24 and 36 months to provide a timeline for these evaluations. Members of the board must

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