WestEd’s Justice & Prevention Research Center and Health and Human Development Program, in partnership with Efficacity and the Oregon Youth Authority, is conducting a randomized control trial to test the impact of the tablet-based sexual health intervention application, Healthy U. Healthy U is an unplanned fatherhood prevention intervention that is self-guided (approximately 3-6 hours over up to three months) and is geared towards Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) male youth in juvenile justice facilities, ages 14-19. The app engages youth in learning about sexual health through interactive game, video, quiz, and story formats. To be eligible, participants have to be 14 to 19 years old and within 30 to 90 days of being released from OYA.
The study will examine outcomes related to sexual health behaviors and attitudes about sexual health behaviors.
The project is funded through a Teen Pregnancy Prevention grant number TP2AH000029-01-01 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health.