Lewis, R.K., Paine-Andrews, A., Fisher, J.L., Custard, C., Fleming-Randle, M., and Fawcett, S.B. (2002). Reducing the risk for adolescent pregnancy: Evaluation of a school/community partnership in a midwestern military community. Family and Community health, 22 (2), 16-30.


This article describes a comprehensive evaluation used to examine the effects of a school/community partnership to reduce risk of adolescent pregnancy in a Midwestern military community. The overall initiative is described, followed by the evaluation system and key evaluation questions. The findings suggest that the school/community initiative changed the environment by implementing more than 139 community changes related to the mission (such as new programs, policies, and practices), influenced youth behaviors according to reported sexual activity, and may have influenced a modest reduction in average estimated pregnancy rate.