Using Intervention Mapping for Program Design and Production of iCHAMPSS: An Online Decision Support System to Increase Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance of Evidence-Based Sexual Health Programs

  title={Using Intervention Mapping for Program Design and Production of iCHAMPSS: An Online Decision Support System to Increase Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance of Evidence-Based Sexual Health Programs},
  author={Melissa F Peskin and Belinda F. Hernandez and Efrat K. Gabay and Paula M. Cuccaro and Dennis H. Li and Eric A. Ratliff and Kelly N Reed-Hirsch and Yanneth Rivera and Kimberly Johnson-Baker and Susan Tortolero Emery and Ross Shegog},
  journal={Frontiers in Public Health},
In Texas and across the United States, unintended pregnancy, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescents remain serious public health issues. Sexual risk-taking behaviors, including early sexual initiation, contribute to these public health problems. Over 35 sexual health evidence-based programs (EBPs) have been shown to reduce sexual risk behaviors and/or prevent teen pregnancies or STIs. Because more than half of these EBPs are designed for schools, they could reach and… 
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  • Psychology, Education
    Journal of sex research
  • 2002
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