Duke Teen Health Club

  • The Duke Teen Health Club is an CHPIR-based initiative that includes two projects providing comprehensive sexuality education to youth in North Carolina. While both projects utilize an evidence-based, CDC best practice intervention to reduce teen pregnancy, STI, and HIV among youth, they are able to serve youth in various areas over the state. In Craven County, North Carolina, the intervention is used in 9th grade health classes at New Bern and West Craven High Schools, as well as with the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plain. The other project, PREP Out of Home Care, provides youth involved in the juvenile system with the education in Montgomery, Vance, and Union counties. Adult preparation subjects are also a part of PREP including:  Mindfulness for Stress Reduction; Affirmative Consent, Reproductive Anatomy Healthy Relationships, and Financial Literacy.

    • Principal Investigator: Kimberly M. McNeil

    • CHPIR Staff: Genevieve Hunter

    • Partners: Craven County Public Schools, Promise Place, Craven County Health Department

    • Funder:NC DHHS PREPare for Success, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives 2019-2023
    • Project Dates: June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2023
    • Predecessor Projects: Adolescent Prevention Program (AP3) (2011-2015), PREPare for Success (2013-2016)