The purpose of the federally funded Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) is to:
Statutory Authority: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Title V, Section 513
Iowa's Personal Responsibility Education Program will provide sexuality education to adolescents that is medically accurate, culturally and age-appropriate, and evidence-based. Community-based programming will be implemented with the goal of assisting youth to reduce their risk of unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Iowa PREP programs will also address risk and protective factors to assist teens in making responsible, informed decisions and lead safe and healthy lives. Adult preparation subjects will include healthy relationships, adolescent development, healthy life skills, parent-child communication, financial literacy, and educational and career success.
Iowa youth are empowered to make healthy choices and positive decisions regarding sexual behavior as they prepare for successful adulthood.
Iowa's PREP will focus on the following priority populations:
Youth ages 10-19 who are:
IDPH is the administrator of Iowa's PREP funding. IDPH will award contracts to community-based organizations and agencies through a Request for Proposal process. Each site must demonstrate the need for PREP funding in their community and their capacity to deliver an evidence-based program to the adolescent population.
The selected evidence-based curricula are:
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