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Program Evaluated Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIP Teens)
Evidence of Effectiveness Yes
Study Rating and Explanation HighRandom assignment study that met all criteria for a high rating; findings show a positive, statistically significant impact for at least one behavioral outcome
Review Date May 2014

Program Information

Program Type

Program Type is Sexuality education Sexuality education
Programs for special populations
Youth development

Program Length

Program Length is Fewer than 10 sessions Fewer than 10 sessions
10 to 20 sessions
More than 20 sessions

Evaluation Setting

Evaluation Setting is Afterschool/community-based After school/community-based
Health clinic
Elementary school
Middle school
High school
Multiple settings
Specialized setting

Study Sample

Average Age Group

13 or younger
Average Age Group is 14 to 17 14 to 17
18 or 19

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group is African American African American


Both genders
Gender is Female only Female only
Male only

Research Design

Assignment Method Randomized controlled trial
Sample Size 639
Number of Follow-Ups 3
Length of Last Follow-Up 3

Study Findings

Sexual Initiation/Abstinence Not measured
Recent Sexual Activity +
Number of Sexual Partners +
Frequency of Sexual Activity +
Contraceptive Use and/or Consistency Mix of positive, null, and/or adverse impacts
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV Did not meet standards
Pregnancy or Birth Did not meet standards