Evaluation of the Massachusetts Pregnant and Parenting Teen Initiative (MPPTI)

Client: MA Department of Public Health
Topic Areas: Children, youth, and families; Social determinants of health
Service: Participatory Evaluation

ICH is evaluating the Massachusetts Pregnant and Parenting Teen Initiative (MPPTI), which provides case management with the goal of improving access to health services, supporting child development, and promoting healthy relationships among young parents. MPPTI is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and serves young parents across the state. The ICH evaluation seeks to assist MPPTI in exploring the relationships between housing status, cash assistance, program participation, and program outcomes. The evaluation will utilize a mixed methods approach, including activities such as statistical analysis of program data and focus groups with program participants. The results from the evaluation will be shared with MDPH and MPPTI sites to improve future programs, and will provide key implications for policy makers and other relevant stakeholders.