Grant Recipient: PAGNY Health and Research Foundation (PHRF)
Term: 2019 –2024
Summary: Under this project, PAGNY Health and Research Foundation (PHRF) will deliver the Teen Options to Prevent Pregnancy (T.O.P.P.) program to 500 low-income, teenage mothers recruited from 11 public hospitals in the New York City Health and Hospital (H+H) system. T.O.P.P. provides teenage mothers with facilitated access to contraceptive services and up to 18 months of personalized contraceptive counseling delivered by a nurse educator trained in motivational interviewing. In a prior well-conducted randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Ohio, T.O.P.P. was found to reduce repeat pregnancy at the 18-month follow-up from 39% in the control group to 21% in the treatment group and to reduce repeat births at the 30-month follow-up from 36% in the control group to 24% in the treatment group.
As a condition of grant award, PHRF will participate in an RCT to determine whether the large impacts found in the prior RCT can be reproduced under expanded implementation conditions in a new geographic setting.