Adapting an Evidence-based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: Implementing Reducing the Risk in Kentucky

Publication Date: December 14, 2015

Introduction

This report summarizes the key findings from the implementation of the adapted version of Reducing the Risk comprehensive sex education program in the Barren River and Lincoln Trail District Health Departments in Kentucky. In both districts, health educators delivered the program during the 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 school years in relatively low-income, mostly rural high schools.

In addition to descriptions of how the program was adapted and its implementation, the report also describes:

  • The supports established to help health educators as they implemented the curriculum;
  • Adherence to the implementation plan, and;
  • The level of youth engagement and receptiveness to the curriculum
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