Cicatelli Associates, Inc. Via Evaluation was recently awarded a contract to evaluate a federal grant aiming to reduce teen pregnancy rates, using a collective impact approach. Cicatelli Associates, Inc. (CAI) collaborated with organizations in Buffalo to win the competitive U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health “Replicating Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs to Scale in Communities with the Greatest Need” grant that Via Evaluation is evaluating. The resulting collaborative effort, known as the Buffalo Collaborative Consortium Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project (BCCTPP), aims to reduce teen pregnancy rates in high-need areas of Buffalo.

The project evaluation will involve assessing the evolution of core conditions for collective impact, fidelity observations for delivery of evidence-based programs, evaluation capacity building, and impact evaluation, among other activities.

The Via team is excited for this opportunity to work with organizations throughout Buffalo and New York State to “move the needle” as a community on such an important issue. We also are happy to welcome CAI as a client.