DEBI

THE DIFFUSION OF EFFECTIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION (DEBI)

The Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) project is designed to bring research-based HIV prevention interventions that have been proven to be successful. The goal of the DEBI initiative is to enhance the capacity of HIV prevention staff to implement these interventions effectively through trainings or technical assistance.
The Effective Behavioral Interventions (EBI) under this project address HIV prevention efforts at different levels: Community, group, couple, and individual.†

The following table describes the purpose of each level. To learn in more detail about the different interventions please visit www.effectiveinterventions.org

TYPES OF INTERVENTION

DESCRIPTION

Community-level Interventions

Community-level interventions seek to change the attitudes, norms, and values of an entire community/target population as well as the social and environmental context of risk behaviors of the target population/community.

Group-level Interventions

Group-level interventions seek to change individual behavior within the context of a group setting. These interventions focus on knowledge, perceived risk, behavioral intentions, outcome expectancies, self-efficacy, modeling and practicing behavioral skills.

Couple-level

Couple-level interventions seek to enhance the interaction in a relationship to create better communication & promote joint safer sex decision-making.

Individual-level

Individual-level interventions seek to change behavior within a more individual-focused approach. These interventions work towards the removal of barriers that prevent the promotion of healthy behaviors and, among other things, aim at increasing the individualís self-efficacy to adopt healthier behaviors.