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Health & Opportunity Partnerships (HOPE) Project

Baltimore, MD, United States


The Health & Opportunity Partnership (HOPE) project is a joint effort of the Center for Adolescent Health and the HEBCAC/Youth Opportunity (YO!) Program to bring health promotion activities, especially those focusing on mental health, to YO! participants. The long-term outcomes of the project are to increase YO! program completion and to improve participant mental health. Behavioral outcomes include improved coping strategies, improved treatment compliance, increased use of mental health services, less stress, and decreased externalizing behaviors such as violence and drug abuse. The outcomes will be achieved through seven intervention components, which are outlined in detail on the HOPE Project page.