Client(s): Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston
Service: Applied Research & Evaluation
Technical Expertise: Adolescent Health, Healthy Communities
Despite the widespread implementation of abstinence and sex education programs to delay sexual initiation, few randomized control trials have tested their efficacy. Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston has received a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health to implement and evaluate the Healthy Futures program in Lowell, Lynn, and Lawrence, MA. JSI has been subcontracted to conduct the process and outcome evaluation, including the design of the evaluation, development of data collection tools, data collection and analyses, and dissemination of findings. Healthy Futures is a comprehensive program model that targets change at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels. The program will be implemented in public middle schools in Lowell, Lawrence, and Lynn, Massachusetts.