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Plain Talk / Hablando Claro: A culturally responsive model for working on reproductive health issues of African American and Latino youth

Marcia Bayne-Smith, DSW, Urban Studies Department, Queens College, City University of New York, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, New York, NY 11367, 718-997-2719, Marcia_Smith@qc.edu and Debra Delgado, PhD, Adlescent Health, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

The nationally implemented Plain Talk/Hablando Claro program is a culturally responsive model, based on community behavior change theory. The model seeks to reduce adolescent pregnancies, STIs and HI/AIDS. Early program evaluations identified three major components and the varying implementation activities used in two culturally different communities: African American and Latino. Pre-to-post analyses along with replication asessments were also conducted to determine the contributions of each specific progam component to effective program implementation among culturally different groups and to the behavioral changes achieved in each of those groups. Significant differences were found in behavioral changes across sites for adults, youth and communities in the areas of increased communication, improved adult and teen knowledge and attitudes about reproductive health, increased use of contraceptives and reduced teen pregnancy, STIs and HIV/AIDS. Findings illustrate successful behavioral changes that resulted for African American and Latino communities from the early Plain Talk/Hablando Claro years and which remain consistent across the new sites during the current replication phase.

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Keywords: Adolescent Health, Cultural Competency

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I have a significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
Relationship: I am a consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation that funds the plain Talk program

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