471 Integration of a DEBI Into a Health and Wellness Course

Friday, March 16, 2012: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Convention Center: Room 202
AAHE/Serve As a Resource Person
Presider: Kamrun N. Begum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
Speaker: Cynthia B. Burwell, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
This session will highlight the integration of the Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Intervention (DEBI) program, Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics About AIDS (SISTA) into a Health and Wellness course. A discussion about the use of peer educators as facilitators in the classroom for this intervention for African American females at a historically black college and university will be highlighted. The session will provide the logistics for integrating this evidence-based HIV intervention into an academic course.