Building capacity to conduct community based research on evaluating youth sexual health peer education programs
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The purpose of this project is to build the capacity of community organizations to evaluate youth sexual health peer education programs. The specific objectives are to:
synthesize and disseminate knowledge on levels of sexual health education among Canadian youth
synthesize and disseminate knowledge on evaluating peer education programs, particularly programs focusing on youth and sexual health develop and pilot a
method of evaluating the efficacy of youth peer education programs
The literature reviews will be written by high school students who will be trained in research methods by a graduate assistant on the project. Interviews on needs and best practices in peer education evaluation methods will be conducted with peer educators recruited through our Community Advisory Board. Based on data collected through peer educator interviews a peer education evaluation strategy will be developed and piloted
This is a collaborative project with Let’s Stop AIDS, Planned Parenthood Toronto, Patrick 4 Life and York University.
To view the final report on Youth HIV & Sexual Health Programs in Canada: What’s Needed to Enhance Evaluation Capacity, please visit: Enhancing Evaluation Capacity
See the full poster here.