Intervention Design

The Alliance of Border Collaboratives (ABC) developed the curriculum “Teens Listening to Teens” for the replication of the Teen Advocacy Program developed at the University Medical Center in El Paso. The curriculum was developed with funds provided by the Office of Border Health in New Mexico. The Curricula has been adopted for replication by the US Mexico Border Health Commission and several of the affiliated offices of Border Health (i.e. New Mexico and Texas).

The Alliance of Border Collaboratives (ABC) designed the Pasa la Voz program, to capitalize on the idea of diffusion through social networks.  The Program trains program clients to share information and refer their peers to services, and at the same time, they train their contacts to continue to 'spread the word'. While standard social network efforts assume diffusion as a typically passive component, the Pasa la Voz peer communication training adds an active diffusion element. The training provides clients with the necessary tools to train their peers to take an active role as a peer educator, passing this training along. This approach has the potential to increase the program reach in a given community, and may also improve general community awareness, knowledge and reduce stigma. The approach has provided health information and promoted non-stigmatizing discussion of health topics – such as HIV and TB. The approach has also been used to address social issues – such as substance use and lawlessness - among social networks. Few interventions specifically incorporate continued training of network contacts to increase diffusion to second and third generation contacts, and few have focused on promoting diagnostic testing and other services to underserved populations.


Web Based Information on HIV and AIDS

Information de VIH / SIDA en la Web

Participant Manual


Manual del Participante

Learning New Computer Based Tools for HIV / AIDS

Aprendiendo Nuevas Herramientas Informaticas
Para la Prevencion del VIH / SIDA