SIG develops, tests, and disseminates prevention programs that integrate multimedia to best meet adult learning needs as well as to prepare for rapid scaled-up efforts for widespread access. Research has shown that digital intervention has been an effective way of disseminating information and improving active learning.
Project WORTH addresses a critical gap in current HIV prevention efforts with drug-involved women under community supervision, who remain at very high risk for HIV. WORTH aims to build skills and social support for HIV risk reduction by reducing drug use, intimate partner violence (IPV), and enhancing overall wellbeing by cultivating better coping skills, negotiation techniques, and access to social support
This study compares a traditional manual package of Connect (a relationship-based HIV/STI intervention for high-risk heterosexual couples), versus a state-of-the-art multimedia internet-based version delivered to clients at community-based organizations across New York State. It is the first efficacy study examining the dissemination of a couple-based HIV prevention intervention.
Project WINGS is the first clinical trial to develop and test a multimedia computerized intimate partner violence (IPV) screening, and referral service tool among drug-involved female offenders under community supervision. WINGS aims to develop and test the effectiveness of a self-paced computerized screening designed to increase identification of IPV victims and improve linkages to IPV-related services. IPV is a serious public health problem that disproportionately affects drug-involved female offenders in the criminal justice system. This research underscores the need to develop and disseminate cost-effective services that may be deployed in community supervision.