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The Bridgespan Group Features Select Media's Cuidate! As A High-Impact Program Worth Emulating

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Select Media's Cuidate! is featured in a report by the Bridgespan Group highlighting top-tier, evidence-based programs being implemented under the federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program. Released in November 2013, the Bridgespan Group report, "What does it take to implement evidence-based practices?" features Cuidate! and other Select Media interventions as "high-impact programs that have been tested in rigorous trials and found to deliver superior results for society."

Evidence-based programs (EBPs) are stand-alone interventions based on research studies showing "what works" in health promotion. A program proven effective in research implies that it could be effective if delivered again in a similar setting with the same core components. To make an impact, organizations must identify EBPs that warrant replication, and select the EBP that is a good fit for their community. Health and Human Service-approved Select Media interventions include: Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Cuidate!, Making a Difference!, Making Proud Choices!, Promoting Health Among Teens!, Sisters Saving Sisters, and Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! 

Awarding $75 million competitive 5-year grants to 75 of 1,100 selected nonprofits and public agencies in 37 states, the TPP program demonstrates a promising framework for training and supporting organizations to successfully implement EBPs across the country. Sponsored by the Office of Adolescent Health, the TPP program includes a rigorous selection of EBPs and grantees, ensuring fidelity to the chosen EBPs, and providing key implementation support. After extensive review and interviews, the Bridgespan Group concludes that "the TPP program is a model worth emulating."

To read more, go to http://www.selectmedia.org/about/newsroom.html.

About Select Media, Inc.

Select Media, Inc. has been a pioneer in evidence-based health interventions and culturally targeted media for 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 The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists, working to build a better world through addressing society's most important challenges and opportunities. The organization collaborates with leaders in the social sector to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning. Through strategy consulting, leadership development, philanthropy advising, and sharing practical insights, the Bridgespan Group has worked with over 350 organizations and foundations across the United States since 2000.

To read the full report, go to www.bridgespan.org/Publications-and-Tools/Performance-Measurement/Evidence-based-Practices.aspx#.UwzFCWRDuTo.

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

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