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Archival Content: 1999-2005

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What is Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI)?

CDC is working to help community-based organizations and state and local health departments carry out science-based and tested interventions with different types of drug users. This project is called Diffusion of Effective Behavioral InterventionsLink to a non-CDC site (DEBI). DEBI provides training and technical assistance on 12 proven interventions that can reduce the spread of HIV and STDs and promote healthy behaviors.

The DEBI approach succeeds only if people join and stay in these multi-session programs. Because outreach workers know the community and have developed relationships of trust with IDUs, they are in a good position to identify and recruit people who could benefit from one of these interventions and who are more likely to complete the sessions.

For information about other successful programs that recruited IDUs to participate in interventions, see NIDA’s National AIDS Demonstration Research initiativeLink to a non-CDC site, a 1987-1992 study in 29 community sites.

Click for more DEBI information.

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