HIV Prevention in Local Communities (DEBIs, HERR, HIV-IP)
Each year, the HIV Prevention Section allocates funding for diffused effective behavioral interventions (DEBI) programs, health education and risk reduction programs (HERR), and prevention programs for HIV infected persons (HIV-IP) to each of five regions throughout the state.
These allocations are based on priorities identified in the Jurisdictional Plan. The lead agencies in each region contract with community-based organizations within their regions, which are responsible for implementing interventions. Currently in Tennessee, 15 community-based organizations are funded to implement a wide-range of science-based HIV prevention programs.
Tennessee requires every community-based organization that receives funding from the state to implement at least one diffused effective behavioral intervention (DEBI). More information on DEBI programs can be found at:
DEBI Programs being implemented in Tennessee include:
- Healthy Relationships
- Many Men Many Voices