Teen Health Partners

Replicating Previously Proven Programs Across the Nation

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Submissions are Closed as of November 18th, 2019 at 5pm EST

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), engaged MITRE, the operator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (the Health FFRDC), to objectively evaluate replication of pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation.

MITRE does not endorse any program for this funding opportunity. Each application is reviewed to ensure the proposed program meets all RFP requirements.

Download RFP

RFP released October 1st

Questions and Answers

Document released October 14th

Proposal Submissions

Submissions Closed November 18th

What's Next

MITRE will review submissions and intends to start the contract award process in December.

Important Reminders

Requirements for Pregnancy Prevention Programs That Have Been Proven Effective

The solicitation requires a program meet the following requirements:


Age Appropriate, Medically Accurate, and Proven Effective Through Rigorous Evaluation

Previously proven effective programs proposed by Contractors must be age appropriate (for this evaluation, the age range is 12–16 years of age at the time of enrollment), medically accurate, and have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teen pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teen pregnancy, or other associated risk factors.


Rigorous Evaluation Criteria

Specifically, the Contractor must provide at least one but no more than two citations to publicly available publication(s) that demonstrate the proposed program has been proven effective through rigorous evaluation within in the last ten years which includes each of the following five elements:

  1. A statistically significant positive behavioral impact
  2. A control or comparison group
  3. Peer-reviewed research that may be present in either published or grey literature
  4. Research must be conducted by an independent evaluator
  5. Research report must be no older than ten years


Dates are subject to change.

October 1

RFP Released

October 7


5:00pm ET (2:00pm PT)

Ask Questions Closes

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October 14

Answers to Questions Released

October 21

Proposal Submission Window Open

November 1


5:00pm ET (2:00pm PT)

Proposals DUE – Technical, Cost, Past Performance & Resumes

Proposals received after this date and time will be considered non-responsive.

November 18


5:00pm ET (2:00pm PT)

Remaining Submission Materials DUE – Medical Accuracy Letter, Adaptation Letter & Memorandum of Understanding

Proposals will be considered incomplete if these materials are not received by this date and time.

November 18


5:00pm ET (2:00pm PT)

Submission Close

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