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Promoting Health Among Teens! Comprehensive Abstinence and Safer Sex Intervention

Program Overview


Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. and John B. Jemmott III, Ph.D., and Konstance McCaffree, Ph.D.


Program Summary

Promoting Health Among Teens! Comprehensive Abstinence and Safer Sex Intervention (PHAT-Comprehensive) is a 12-hour HIV/STD- and pregnancy-prevention intervention for adolescents. The interactive and student-centric curriculum focuses on knowledge of HIV/STDs, abstinence as the best way to avoid infection and pregnancy, encouraging condom use, and building refusal and negotiation skills to practice abstinence and effective condom use.


Target Population

The program was designed for and evaluated with African American youth ages 11 to 14 in urban school settings. It has been adapted for use with other racial/ethnic populations and for older youth up to age 18. It has also been evaluated with Alaskan Native youth in rural areas.


Program Setting

The program was designed for various community settings for small groups of youth in an urban setting (although can be adapted for larger groups and non-urban settings). It has been evaluated in an after-school (Saturday), community-based setting in a low-income community, and in community-based organizations in rural areas.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Nancy Gonzalez-Caro, MPH
Evidence-Based Product Specialist
100 Enterprise Way, Suite G300
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Phone: 1-800-321-4407

For training and support, please contact:

Cody Sigel, MPH, CHES
Health Education Training Coordinator
1333 Broadway, Suite P110
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-858-0995

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: No

Languages available: English