Peer Education: A Viable Approach for Reaching Youth

This brief focuses on the following points:

  • Peer education can be an effective way to improve youth reproductive and sexual health outcomes (unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV).
  • Greater exposure and improved outcomes are associated with the quality of peer education programs.
  • Programs should ensure high quality by emphasizing adequate training, retention efforts, monitoring and evaluation, curriculum/structure, and meaningful youth involvement.

 

Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2008
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English