Evaluation of a condom availability program in Seattle high schools

An opportunity exists to evaluate the impact of a condom availability program in the Seattle high schools on student sexual and contraceptive behavior. Funds have been awarded to support surveys in Spring 1993 and 1995 of students in all 15 public high schools. The timing of the first round of data collections is crucial so that baseline data can be collected before the new program actually begins. These data will be utilized as part of a quasi-experimental design to assess impact. The evaluation will significantly complement the two evaluations of condom availability already supported by the Foundation because it has: (1) baseline data; (2) a very strong condom availability program which includes peer education, a nationally recognized curriculum, probably vending machines, and school-based clinics in five of the schools; and (3) a more varied student population in terms of socioeconomic status and ethnicity. In addition, the program seems to have strong, stable political support from the Board of Education and the community.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $47,685.00

Awarded on: 4/23/1993

Time frame: 5/1/1993 - 9/30/1995

Grant Number: 22066

Grantee

Seattle Public School District 1

815 4th Avenue North
Seattle, WA, 98109-3902

Pamela Hillard
Project Director

206-298-7987