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Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP)

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program engages the community in efforts to reduce teen birth rates and sexually transmitted infections.

In 2010, the TPP Program received funding for a five year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). In 2015 the program was refunded by OAH through 2020. In July 2017, OAH shortened the funding period for all TPP Programs to June 2018. The CCHS TPP Program is working collaboratively with District partners to plan for this transition, build capacity, and support school district compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act.

TPP partners with West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD) to provide comprehensive sexual health education for middle/junior high and high school youth in the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, and Pittsburg. The program seeks to empower youth with the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional tools to support them in making healthy choices that will allow them to live into their full potential.

Program Goals

  • Delay initiation of sexual activity amongst youth
  • Increase the use of condoms and other contraceptives among sexually active teens
  • Normalize open communications about sex and protection methods
  • Increase youth's sense of agency in their lives and the lives of their communities

Evidenced-based Program

TPP Health Educators partner with WCCUSD and PUSD to implement evidence-based sexual health curricula in the classroom to students in 12 middle and high schools, reaching over seven thousand students yearly. The curricula used by the TPP Program meets the California Healthy Youth Act requirements for middle and high school comprehensive sexual education, which went into effect January 2016.

In addition to the classroom-based intervention, the program promotes increased communication between youth and their parent or other caring adult by offering parent-student take home activities in all of our curricula. Parent workshops are also offered and utilize an evidence-based curriculum to promote skills for parents/care givers on how to talk to their teens about sexual decision making.

Evidence-based curriculums used

Get Real - Middle School (6th-8th grade)
Positive Prevention Plus - High Schools (9th grade)
Families Talking Together - Parents and caring adults

Schools served:

West Contra Costa Unified School District (8)
  • DeAnza High School
  • Kennedy High School
  • Richmong High School
  • Pinole Valley High School
  • Pinole Middle School
  • Crespi Middle School
  • Helms Middle School
  • DeJean Middle School

Pittsburg Unified School District (4)
  • Pittsburg High School
  • Black Diamond Continuation School
  • Hillview Junior High
  • Rancho Medanos Junior High

Contact Us

For questions regarding the program, contact:
Megan Gasser
TPP Program Manager