An evidence-based program (EBP) is a program that has been scientifically evaluated and has demonstrated effectiveness in achieving a desired outcome. These programs are also known as evidence-based interventions (EBIs).
All of the pregnancy/STI/HIV prevention programs ETR publishes:
- Are based on theoretical approaches demonstrated to be effective in reducing health-related risky behaviors.
- Target clearly defined health behavior outcomes.
- Have statistically significant results from a rigorous research study.
- Use multiple learning activities and strategies.
- Feature interactive and cooperative learning approaches.
- Provide training and support for teachers.
In the video below, the late Dr. Doug Kirby describes evidence-based programs and why they matter. Dr. Kirby was a senior scientist at ETR and an internationally renowned researcher on sexual and reproductive health interventions.