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133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Geri Summerville, Public/Private Ventures, NA, Na, LA NA, NA, firstname.lastname@example.org and Debra Delgado, PhD, Adlescent Health, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Plain Talk / Hablando Claro: Replication and Dissemination activities of a culturally responsive –community change model for working with African-American and Latino families and communities to protect sexually active youth,
Evidence-based results from the early demonstration phase was used to illustrate program effectiveness in contributing to improved youth - adult communication, increased contraception use, delayed sexual initiation and decreased adolescent pregnancies, STIs and HIV/AIDS in five communities across the country. Current replication efforts in new sites provide new and corroborating evidence of program effectiveness. Evidence is presented of the early performance evaluations including analysis of progress among replication sites compared to progress at similar stages of development during the demonstration phase.
These evaluation activities aim to increase our understanding of what works to engage African American and Latino youth, adults and their communities in a change process, and to determine how the learning curve and lessons learned of the demonstration phase activities moved the replication phase forward. The implications of these findings for effective program replication that targets African American and Latino communities working on adolescent reproductive health will be discussed.
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.
The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA