STEPS2 Health Education

Interested in participating in STEPS2?

Let us know by completing this form, calling (914) 365-8959 or emailing [email protected] and a member from the STEPS2 team will reach out to tell you more about STEPS2.

Learn more about STEPS2

STEPS2 is a study being done by teachers at the City University of New York (CUNY School of Public Health).  The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and will help us to see if our health education curricula help people with I/DD to learn and to choose healthy behaviors.

People aged 16-27 with intellectual or developmental disabilities who join the STEPS2 study will either receive Steps To Your Health (STYH) classes which teach about exercise and nutrition or Socialization To Enhance Participation and Support Sexuality (STEPS2) classes which teach about decision-making, sexual health and healthy relationships. All participants must be okay with doing either program since the toss of a coin will decide which class a participant will get. All classes take place once per week for 6 weeks for up to an hour on the computer (over Zoom or another video conferencing platform).

To help the STEPS2 team understand whether the classes are working, all participants answer questions during an interview before the classes, once the classes end, and then again 6 and 12 months after completing the classes. For each completed interview survey, the participant receives a $25 visa gift card ($100 in total). The interview generally takes 15-45 minutes.

Read more about the STEPS2 and STYH programs here.

Learn more about the study goals of improving access to health education and services.

Meet the STEPS2 team

The teachers leading the STEPS2 Study:

The health education team: