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Topic:  Physical Health

The program aims to address health-related outcomes, broadly defined. This includes reducing risky health behavior (e.g., substance abuse, risky sexual activities), access to and utilization of appropriate health services, prevention of unintended injury, etc. This topic does not include programs that exclusively address mental health outcomes with no associated physical health component (see Mental Health topic).

Proven Programs

The Abecedarian Project

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Child-Parent Centers

Early Head Start


Guiding Good Choices

Healthy Families New York (HFNY)

LifeSkills Training

Midwestern Prevention Project/Project STAR

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP)

Nurse Family Partnership

Project ALERT

Project Northland

Promising Programs

Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)

Be Proud! Be Responsible!

Child Development Project

Counselors Care (CARE)

Creating Lasting Family Connections

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

Get Real About AIDS

Head Start

Healthy Start

Healthy Steps for Young Children

Hip-Hop to Health Jr.

Know Your Body

Making Proud Choices!

Postponing Sexual Involvement/Human Sexuality Educational Series

Reducing the Risk

Seattle Social Development Project

Self Center (School-Linked Reproductive Health Services)

Social Decision Making / Problem Solving


Teen Talk


Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Triple Play

Wyman's Teen Outreach Program

Proven / Promising Programs

Family Support and Parenting Education in the Home

Infant Health and Development Program

Other Reviewed Programs

Across Ages

All Stars

Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program


Class Action

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA)

Community of Caring

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)

Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers (EIP)

Family Check-Up

Family Matters

Focus on Families

Functional Family Therapy

Growing Healthy

Keep A Clear Mind (KACM)

Keepin' it R.E.A.L. (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave)

Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence

Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Education

Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program

Multidimensional Family Therapy

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

Not On Tobacco

Parenting With Love and Limits

Preventive Treatment Program

Project EX


Project Toward No Drug Abuse (Project TND)

Project Toward No Tobacco Use (Project TNT)

Project Venture

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

Protecting You / Protecting Me

Reconnecting Youth (RY)

Residential Student Assistance Program

Resources, Education, and Care in the Home (REACH)

School Transitional Environmental Program

Schools and Families Educating Children (SAFE Children)

Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously (STARS) for Families

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Strong African American Families (SAAF) Program

Teenage Health Teaching Modules

Too Good for Drugs

Too Good for Drugs and Violence

Too Good for Violence