Health Education & Life Prevention Issues Now (HELPIN)

Check out our Division of Adolescent Medicine's HELPIN' initiative and its evaluation:

The Health Education & Life Prevention Issues Now (HELPIN) is an HIV prevention and testing program to support current HIV testing at the Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Center by instituting rapid test procedures and individualized education. This evaluation was designed to evaluate the impact of participation in the HELPIN education program on HIV knowledge, risk behavior and intention to change unsafe behavior for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who have been arrested and are detained in the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Miami Dade County. The HELPIN Program is a targeted intervention consisting of a thirty minute one-on-one prevention education session while awaiting the rapid test result. The program was evaluated from June 2008 to April 2009.

Click HERE to view the official evaluation.