Peers Reaching Out and Modeling Intervention
Strategies: This community-level intervention is based on several
behavior change theories. A
community assessment process is conducted, peer advocates are recruited
and trained from the target population, role model stories are written
from interviews with the target population, and these stories are
distributed along with other risk reduction materials to target
audiences to help people move toward safer sex or risk reduction
Community PROMISE can target any population, since
it is created anew each time it is implemented in collaboration with
the community. The intervention has been tested with African American,
White, and Latino communities, including intravenous drug users and
their sex partners, non-gay identified men who have sex with men, high
risk youth, female sex workers, and high risk heterosexuals, among
others. It is also being developed for other populations and for
individuals living with HIV.
PROMISE Online Training Opportunity
The PTC training partners are offering a Community PROMISE online training, hosted by UT Southwestern. This free course provides an introduction and overview of the concepts used during the four day face- to-face training. There is no prerequisite for participating in the online course. However, the course is a requirement for those who wish to attend the face- to-face training. A certificate is awarded to participants that complete the course. For more information, including how to register please visit - http://www.hivinterventions.org/online_course_info.html?id=13
Research and Development
AIDS Community Demonstration Projects Research Group (1999).
Community-level HIV Intervention in Five Cities: Final Outcome Data
from the AIDS Community Demonstration Projects. American Journal of
Public Health, 89 (3), 336 B 345.
Program Review Panel Information
CDC requires all CDC-funded agencies using the PROMISE intervention to
identify, or establish, and utilize a Program Review Panel and complete
Form 0.1113 to document this activity. The intervention researchers and
developers are not involved in this activity. This is a CDC requirement
for their grantees, and all questions in this regard should be directed
to your agency's CDC Project Officer or to the health department
funding your agency's implementation of the intervention.
The Program Review Panel guidelines, instructions for completion of Form 0.113, and the form itself are available under the Related Links
section of this website.