Online Program

AMP! across the nation: Exploring the impact and feasibility of arts-based sexual health education in public school settings

Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
As more new cases of HIV are diagnosed among adolescents and young adults 13 to 29 years old than any other age group, prevention strategies must improve their approach in order to reach adolescents in a meaningful and memorable way (CDC, 2010). AMP! is a sexual health intervention collaboratively developed by artists and public school officials in Los Angeles that uses a theater-based approach to promote HIV prevention among adolescents. AMP! provides young people with crucial information in a novel way—simultaneously educating and inspiring them to make responsible sexual health decisions. While theater, social marketing, and arts-based methods are proven ways to engage teens (Glik, 2002), there have been few formal evaluations conducted to explore their effectiveness. This panel will highlight collaboration between the UCLA Art & Global Health Center and public health researchers to explore the impact and experience of AMP! with high school and college students. AMP! will be described within the greater context of important arts-based work being utilized in the field of public health. Results from sites in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chapel Hill will be shared, and the implications for research, policy and practice highlighted.
Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH

AMP!: A new approach to sexual health education for youth   

David Gere, PhD, Robert Gordon, M.A. Applied Theatre, Elisabeth Nails, Kristin Killacky and Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH
AMP! los angeles: Pilot results from an arts-based sexual health intervention   

Karin Hilton, MPH, Jessica Harwood, MS, Timothy Kordic, MA, David Gere, PhD and Norweeta Milburn, PhD
Performing for prevention: Assessing the feasibility of an arts-based HIV prevention approach for adolescents in the US south   

Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH, Amanda Houpt, MPH (c), Yesenia Merino, MPH, Erin Stratton, MPH and Raphael Coleman, MPH
College student sexual health educators comment on their participation in an arts-based intervention for high school students: A qualitative analysis   

Ian Holloway, PhD, MSW, MPH, Shannon Dunlap, MSW, Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH, Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, Yesenia Merino, MPH, David Gere, PhD, Suzanne M. Heitfeld, MPHc and Adriana Romero-Espinoza, MPHc

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)