New Mexico Department of Health: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) plans to select multi-Offerors to assist the Family Planning Program in developing and supporting quality teen pregnancy prevention programming in communities throughout New Mexico in order to bring about meaningful and measurable reductions in teen births. Programming should target high risk teens, males or females ages 18 or younger through primary teen pregnancy prevention (preventing the first teen pregnancy).
Contractors awarded shall provide a combination of one or more of the following allowable activities.
- Implementation of the Teen Outreach Program (TOP®) – TOP® promotes positive youth development with service learning (volunteer work in the community) and curriculum-based activities in a program to decrease teen pregnancy and increase school success.
- Implementation of Cuídate! – Cuídate! is a Hispanic culturally-based HIV sexual risk reduction intervention appropriate for teen pregnancy prevention, and reduction of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
- Implementation of HARMONY – HARMONY, an adaptation of Cuídate!, is a Native American culturally-based HIV sexual risk reduction intervention appropriate for teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) and the reduction of HIV/AIDS and other STIs.
- Implementation of Adult Identity Mentoring (Project AIM) – Project AIM is a group level youth development intervention. The overall goal is to reduce sexual risk behaviors among low income youth between the ages of 11 and 14 by providing them with the motivation to make safe choices and address deeper barriers to sexual risk prevention (e.g., hopelessness, poverty, risk opportunities in low-income environments).
- Implementation of Families Talking Together – Families Talking Together is a parent-based intervention to prevent and/or reduce sexual risk behavior among Latino and African American adolescents. The main component of the intervention is a written program manual distributed to parents, which is designed to promote effective communication skills, build parent-adolescent relationships, help parents develop successful monitoring strategies, and teach adolescents assertiveness and refusal skills. The program can be delivered to parents either individually or in small group sessions, in a range of settings.
Amount: To implement the evidence based TOP®, Cuídate!, HARMONY, Project AIM, and/or Families Talking Together either in or out-of-school time, the anticipated funding for each of the service categories is as follows:
- The budget for a 9-month TOP® program is $51,150.00. The $51,150 contract is for implementing one TOP® program one time within each fiscal year of the contract.
- The budget for the Cuídate! program is $33,800. The $33,800 contract is for implementing the 6 week program four times within each fiscal year of the contract.
- The budget for HARMONY is $33,800. The $33,800 contract is for implementing the 6 week program four times within each fiscal year of the contract.
- The budget for Project AIM is $57,400. The $57,400 contract is for implementing the 7 week program four times within each fiscal year of the contract.
- The budget for Families Talking Together is $27,475. The $27,475 contract is for implementing the 12 week program three times within each fiscal year of the contract.
Eligibility: Private for profit, not for profit, and government agencies are eligible. Offerors must have, or be willing to obtain, a current New Mexico tax identification number from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Additionally, Offerors must either have: 1) two years of documented experience in the delivery of teen pregnancy prevention programs to at-risk populations, or 2) two years of documented experience in the delivery of evidence-based health promotion or prevention programs for other health issues, AND two years of documented experience in the delivery of services to the at-risk populations that correlate to the proposed program.
Note: An optional informational meeting for applicants will be held on April 23, 2015.
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