Catalyzing technology-based innovation in teen pregnancy prevention: An implementation model and findings from a human-centered design initiative


From 2015 to 2021, the US Department of Health and Human Services' Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program funded Power to Decide, a national reproductive health nonprofit organization, to catalyze innovation in adolescent sexual and reproductive health through the development of technology-based interventions. Power to Decide's initiative, Innovation Next, supported twenty innovation teams in using human-centered design (HCD) to develop new products, services, and programs. We describe the Innovation Next implementation model, which can inform future efforts to develop innovative, technology-based TPP programs using HCD. To that end, we draw on quantitative and qualitative data collected for program improvement to summarize key implementation findings.