• Visit www.HIVPwP.org, a resource center for prevention with persons living with HIV.
  • Take Selecting EBIs online to learn which HIP intervention or strategy is right for your agency.

PROMISE

PROMISE

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 practices.

Community PROMISE logoCommunity 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

CDC 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

The 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.

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PROMISE Core Elements

  • Community identification process to collect information about the community, including HIV/STD risk behaviors and influencing factors
  • Creating role model stories based on personal accounts from individuals in the target population who have made positive behavior change
  • Recruiting and training peer advocates from the target population to distribute role model stories and prevention materials
  • Continuous formative evaluation to capture behavior change within the target population.