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Safer Choices

Program Overview


Karin K. Coyle, Ph.D., Joyce V. Fetro, Ph.D., C.H.E.S. and Richard P. Barth, M.S.W., Ph.D.


Program Summary

Safer Choices is a two year multi-component STD, HIV, and teen pregnancy prevention program for high school students. The program aims to reduce the frequency of unprotected sex among high-school-age students by reducing the number of sexually active students and increasing condom use among students who are sexually active. It seeks to motivate behavioral change by increasing students’ knowledge about HIV and STDs as well as promoting more positive norms and attitudes toward abstinence and condom use at the student, school, and community levels.


Target Population

The program was designed for high school students. It was evaluated with 9th grade students in an urban setting.


Program Setting

The program was designed to be implemented in a classroom-based, school setting, and was also evaluated in this setting.


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
Ph: 800-321-4407 x237

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: Yes

Languages available: English