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Mathematica Report Indicates Four of Six Most Popular Evidence-Based Curricula are Published by Select Media

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New York, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence-based education and training company, Select Media, was recently recognized in Mathematica Policy Research's report on the Personal Responsibility Education Program's (PREP) adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention efforts.

The Mathematica Report, released in October 2013, indicated that four of the six most popular evidence-based curricula serving the greatest number of youth come from Select Media; these include Making Proud Choices, Be Proud, Be Responsible, Making A Difference, and Cuidate! Moreover, of the program models to be implemented by program providers in the forty-four PREP-funded states, a total of seven Select Media curricula will be employed in 28 states, serving an estimated 168,419 young people over the course of the grant period. Each of the seven program models is a United Stated Health and Human Services (HHS)-identified evidence based program.

PREP, which is authorized by Congress as part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is administered by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families under the auspices of HHS. State PREP grantees had discretion to design their own programs as long as they met four criteria; 1) they were evidence-based, 2) provided both abstinence- and contraceptive-based education, 3) educated youth on at least three of six adulthood preparation topics (health relationships, financial literacy, parent-child communication, healthy life skills, adolescent development, and educational and career success), and 4) targeted youth from high-risk populations, including youth in foster care and youth residing in geographic locations with high teen birth rates.

The full report can be found at

About Select Media, Inc.
Select Media, Inc. has been a pioneer in evidence-based health interventions and culturally targeted media for about 25 years. The company produces, publishes, and distributes award-winning and evidence-based programs to promote positive health behaviors among communities at-risk. Curricula and media materials are based on extensive research conducted by leading researchers in the behavioral health, communication, and community and public health fields. Select Media's proven-effective intervention programs, which include curriculum manuals and award-winning films, are used by community-based organizations, health departments, schools, governmental agencies, youth groups, and clinics nationwide.

About Mathematica Policy Research
Mathematica Policy Research
is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968 and is considered an architect of social policy research. Mathematica's capabilities and reach have grown to respond to new public policy challenges and information needs. Their studies and analysis have yielded information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development.

For more information, contact:
Select Media
333 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 1.800.707.6334
Fax: 1.212.925.9102

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