Description: The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program DBA Touchstone Health Services (TPHP III) is a 3-year grant funded by the U.S. Office of Population Affairs and addresses the increasing need for education and awareness on teen pregnancy and sexually related diseases. The program provides grant money to organizations that are dedicated to educating teens and women on the negative consequences of having an unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Each year grant money is distributed to different programs and organizations based on specific criteria such as the type of program they run the amount of need they serve and the impact the programs are having on their community.
Grants from DBA Touchstone Health services are awarded to organizations that offer information about pregnancy birth control and sexually related issues to teens. These programs include programs to educate parents on safe sex practices teen pregnancy prevention STD testing and treatment and teen pregnancy recovery services. In addition to that DBA Touchstone also provides financial support for aftercare services and community education projects.
In order to be eligible to receive a grant from DBA Touchstone Health services an organization must meet the following criteria: It should serve or focus on a specific population; it should offer services to a particular group of people; it should be committed to addressing the needs of a specific group of people; it must have a sound proven approach for addressing a problem; and it must use a comprehensive approach for addressing a problem. As long as the above criteria are met the grant will be approved. However just because an organization has met the criteria does not mean that they are the best program. Instead it is important for an organization to do an evaluation to find out if they are truly a fit and can actually make a difference in the lives of the people that they serve.