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. These projects are funded by the NC DHHS Teen Pregnancy Preventions Initiatives under Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grants. While both projects utilize an evidence-based, CDC best practice intervention to reduce teen pregnancy, STI, and HIV among youth, they also serve youth in various counties around the state.

    In Craven County, North Carolina, the intervention is often used in 9th grade health classes, as well as with the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plain. The other project, PREP Youth in Out of Home Care, provides youth involved in the juvenile justice system, who live in transitional homes, with comprehensive sexuality education in Montgomery and Vance counties. Adult preparation subjects (APS) are also a part of PREP. APS topics include:  Affirmative Consent, Healthy Relationships, Financial Literacy, Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Reproductive Anatomy.

    For more information please contact:  Principal Investigator, Genevieve Hunter, MSEd, gv.hunter@duke.edu

    • Principal Investigator: 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)