City of Austin Performance Report 2014-15
Number of Development Encounters Provided to Youth Ages 10 to 24
This measure identifies the total number of youth that attended a sexuality health education or positive youth development activity provided by the Austin Healthy Adolescent Program (AHA). The goal is to promote and enhance positive health outcomes.
The total number of youth that attended a sexuality education or positive youth development activity provided by AHA. This is a duplicated count; therefore, individual youth receiving multiple encounters are counted each time they participate in our services.
FY 2014-15 Results
In FY 2014-15 there were 2,750 sexuality education and skills development encounters, which was more than double the projected goal of 1,200.
Assessment of Results
AHA was overwhelmingly successful in reaching and surpassing this year’s measure, primarily due to community outreach and partnerships. The programmatic efforts include the 2015 Middle School Diversity Leadership Conference, Peer to Peer (P2P) Healthy Relationship/Pregnancy Prevention curriculum implementation through the Austin and Del Valle school districts, a Black History Month Event hosted at Reagan High School, Young Artist Project (YAP) and Youth Adult Council (YAC) curriculum implementation, and participation in various community engagement efforts.
Our Youth Adult Council (YAC) and Young Artist Project (YAP) work is funded through the Texas Healthy Adolescent Initiative (THAI) of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). In addition, the AHA program completed the second year of our 1115 Waiver funds from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to train high school students to implement a Healthy Relationship/Pregnancy Prevention curriculum for 500 youth ages 13-19 living in Travis County zip codes with elevated incidence of teen births. Our YAP, YAC and P2P work all utilize a Peer-to-Peer evidence-based model that is a best practice in the field.
AHA has received additional funding for the next fiscal year to expand the reach of P2P and to connect participants in its health education curriculum with health services. To accomplish this, AHA is hiring a Health Educator, Program Coordinator and a Social Worker. Youth in our programs will be proactively referred to health services through a new case management process designed to provide guidance and support to participants in our programming over the long-term.
For more information, contact Tim Eubanks, HHS AHA Program Supervisor at (512) 972-5475.