Real AIDS Prevention
Project: A community mobilization program, designed to reduce risk for
HIV and unintended pregnancy among women in communities at high risk by
increasing condom use. This intervention relies on peer-led activities,
including: outreach/one-on-one brief conversations with brochures,
referrals, and condom distribution; small group safer sex discussions
is also peer interaction with community businesses, who participate in
media campaigns with distribution of role model stories and prevention
and health information newsletters and brochures. RAPP is based on the
transtheoretical model of behavior change.
RAPP targets sexually active women of reproductive age and their male partners.
Research and Development
J. L., Smith, P. J., Stark, M., Person, B., Adams, J. (2000). A
community-level prevention intervention for inner city women: Results
of the Women and Infants Demonstration Projects. American Journal of
Public Health, 90(2), 216-222.
Program Review Panel Information
CDC requires all CDC-funded agencies using the RAPP 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.
CDC Policy on Youth Peer Outreach Workers
CDC funded (directly or indirectly) agencies using youth (either paid or volunteer) in program outreach activities need to use caution and judgment in the venues/situations where youth workers are placed. Agencies should give careful
consideration to the "age appropriateness" of the activity or venue.
Additionally, agencies should comply with all relevant laws and
regulations regarding entrance into adult establishments/environments.
Laws and curfews should be clearly outlined in required safety
protocols developed and implemented by agencies directly and indirectly
funded by CDC.
If you have specific questions, please contact your CDC project officer.