Background/Purpose: Intervening at social-ecological levels is increasingly recognized as important and appropriate for adolescent health promotion. The goal of Project Connect is to develop and evaluate a multi-level social-ecological approach to adolescent STD prevention, including interventions for parents and structural changes to school programs and health care.
Objectives of Symposium: To present intervention-specific outcome data supporting the utility of this approach.
Implications for Programs, Policy, and/or Research: Changing the social environment in which adolescents are embedded may have a powerful impact on their behavior and subsequent risk for STD.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM