Crush, Phase II (2014-2016)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR)
Crush is a robust mobile health (mHealth) application with the ultimate intent to reduce pregnancy among Black and Latina adolescent girls.
MetaMedia Training International and Healthy Teen Network developed Crush in 2013-2014 through a Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC has advanced Healthy Teen Network and MetaMedia to SBIR Phase II to finalize Crush in 2015-2016. Read more about Crush in the project summary publication.
Additionally, Healthy Teen Network was recently awarded a grant from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health to adapt Crush for older female teens (18 – 19 years old)—Pulse—and test it through a rigorous controlled trial during a five-year period (2015 – 2020).