The LEAD Collaborative                    

Cuts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health in July 2017 resulted in the elimination of funding for the LEAD Collaborative project.

We welcome you to explore the resources available at (note that this website is no longer being updated). We also invite you to contact any of our individual organizations if you are interested in working with us. Thank you for your interest and support!


Across the country, in a range of settings as diverse as the programs themselves, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)-funded teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) grantees are working alongside youth and community leaders to build programs that have meaningful, positive impact on the lives of youth. The LEAD Collaborative was designed to build on this critical work, and deepen grantees’ knowledge, skills, and capacity to have sustained impact.

Funded by the OAH and coordinated by EngenderHealth, the LEAD Collaborative was a partnership between five organizations: the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine, the Center for Strengthening Youth Prevention Paradigms at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, EngenderHealth, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, and Youth Catalytics.

The goal of the LEAD Collaborative was to provide OAH TPP grantees with meaningful opportunities to learn and engage with their peers and with the LEAD Collaborative members, accelerating their ability to design and implement high-quality, youth-centered programs. In everything we did, we were driven by our values: mutual respect, working from a strengths perspective, collaborative leadership, quality and continuous improvement, and inclusivity and humility.

This publication was made possible by Grant Number 6 TPSAH160001-01-02 from the Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.