Replicating Effective Programs (REP)

Welcome to the website of the former Replicating Effective Programs (REP) project, which includes other related resources. This site is dedicated to helping you learn about HIV prevention interventions that were tested and proven to work, and those that have been packaged by REP. This site also provides ideas on where you can find more resources related to training, technical assistance, and implementation of these packaged interventions.


Replicating Effective Programs Plus

The programs in REP were tested, science-based behavioral interventions with demonstrated evidence of effectiveness in reducing risky behaviors, such as condom less sex, or in encouraging safer ones, such as consistent condom use and other methods of practicing safer sex. The interventions were translated into everyday language and put into user-friendly packages of materials. These packages were designed, developed, and field-tested by researchers collaborating with community-based partners. These packaged interventions can guide prevention providers in replicating effective risk-reduction programs in their own settings and communities

REP worked together with the Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project and the former Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) project to move effective HIV interventions into program practice. PRS continues to conduct systematic reviews to identify efficacious HIV prevention behavioral interventions and evidence-based strategies. CDC coordinates the dissemination of supported interventions and training and technical assistance opportunities through the Effective Interventions website. Interventions packaged by REP met the original Compendium criteria [PDF – 1 MB] or the revised PRS efficacy criteria and were diffused by the DEBI project. Please visit the Effective Interventions website for more information about the current dissemination policy related to these interventions.

Other Resources

The Compendium of Evidence Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention is a collection of summaries of rigorously studied, effective, behavioral interventions and strategies conducted in the United States. The Compendium also includes evidence-based best practices for linkage to, retention, and re-engagement in HIV care that were conducted and evaluated in international settings.

The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) provides information about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB) to people and organizations working in prevention, health care, research, and support services. (Formerly called the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse).

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center  is a national resource and referral service on minority health issues, including substance abuse, cancer, heart disease, violence, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and infant mortality.

The National Institute of Health (NIH)  is one of eight health agencies in the Public Health Service. NIH conducts research in its own laboratories; supports basic research by non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; trains research investigators; and fosters the exchange of biomedical information.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) , part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports basic research nationwide on mental illness and mental health, including studies of the brain, behavior, and mental health services.

The U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association  promotes public and individual health along the United States-Mexico border.

The Indian Health Service (IHS)  is an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP)  focuses on the promotion of HIV/STD prevention in rural America, with the goal of reducing HIV/STD incidence. The RCAP develops and evaluates educational materials and approaches, examines the behavioral and social barriers to HIV/STD prevention, and provides prevention resources to professionals and the public.

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences to individuals, families, and communities.

The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)  is the only national organization representing the deans, faculty, and students of the 28 accredited member Schools of Public Health and programs seeking accreditation as Schools of Public Health.