Social and Behavioral Interventions
TEAM-MOE designs and implements behavioral interventions for vulnerable populations and communities. Since 2005, we have developed approximately 12 theory-based interventions for vulnerable populations and are in the process of moving these interventions from “theory to practice” by building capacity within community-based organizations for implementation. Our interventions blend social and behavioral health approaches as a way to address individual and social determinants that exacerbate risk factors. In the end, our goal is to design interventions that empower people to become aware of and address issues that increase their risks for: (1) poorer health outcomes and (2) negative social consequences.
TEAM-MOE has developed and implemented two HIV prevention programs for women and girls at greater risk for HIV called GEMS: "Girls Empowered and Motivated to Succeed" and RISE: "Reaching and Intervening with Survivors Effectively."
The GEMS program - Girls Empowered and Motivated to Succeed (GEMS) is a self-esteem and self-empowerment program designed to help pre-adolescent and adolescent girls make better decisions about life, social relationships, and sexual health. www.moe-gems.com
The RISE program - The RISE individual-level intervention was developed as a gender-responsive approach for integrating HIV prevention and violence against women services. The RISE intervention is approximately 45 – 60 minutes in length divided into two main parts: (1) Standard HIV Knowledge and Information Sharing, and (2) Skills-building and Risk Reduction Activities. www.moe-rise.com