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Rikers Health Advocacy Program (RHAP)

Implementation Setting: 
After school program or community-based organizationCorrectional facilityHigh school
Intervention Length: 
Fewer than 10 sessions
Age Group: 
14-17
18-19
Race / Ethnicity: 
All
Outcomes Affected: 
Contraceptive use and consistency
Study Rating: 
Moderate

Program Summary

Rikers Health Advocacy Program (RHAP) is an HIV-prevention program designed to produce problem-solving skills among high-risk institutionalized youth. The program is delivered in four 1-hour sessions and features a "Problem-Solving Therapy" approach that focuses on problem orientation, defining and formulating a problem, generating alternative solutions, decision-making, and implementing a solution.

Read the full Implementation Report, which includes:

  • Program Overview
  • Program Components
  • Implementation Requirements and Guidance
  • Implementation Readiness Assessment

Interview with the Program Developer

See the materials below to hear from the program developer.

Rikers Health Advocacy Program (RHAP) webinar slides

Slides, Transcript

Read the research on the Rikers Health Advocacy Program on ASPE's website.

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Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
Tuesday, July 14, 2015