InShape Prevention Plus Wellness Program


InShape Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) is a single-session prevention with wellness program promoting active, healthy and substance-abuse free lifestyles among young adults.  InShape PPW was developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is listed as an evidence-based program on the federal government’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

InShape PPW focuses on naturally motivating positive images to increase personal goal setting to improve multiple health habits and positive self-identity.  InShape PPW can be used as a stand-alone program, or as an add-on component to other prevention, health or intervention programs.

Program Goals

The InShape PPW Program is designed to help young adults look and feel more active, fit and healthy by having them:

  1. Identify wellness enhancing behaviors, along with risk habits that interfere with reaching wellness behavior goals and positive self-images
  2. Become aware of positive images of young adults engaged in wellness promoting behaviors, and desired images of themselves in the future
  3. Make a commitment to set and monitor multiple goals to increase wellness promoting behaviors, while avoiding wellness harming habits

Program Materials

The InShape PPW Manual contains the following materials:

  • Step-by-step implementation directions and tips
  • Brief self-administered wellness behavior screen
  • Tailored scripts for providing an individual young adult or optional group lesson
  • Set of colorful slides to present during the lesson
  • Goal plan for motivating multiple behavior change
  • Group exercise to increase classroom interaction during the group lesson
  • Feedback survey for participating young adults to evaluate the quality of the lesson
  • Implementer’s chart to assess the quality of the lesson presentation
  • Fidelity checklist to increase implementation reliability
  • Online PPW Program Implementer’s Training
  • Pre-posttest behavior outcome evaluation survey

Data Attributes

Resource Type: 
Prevention Program
Host Organization: 
Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC
Injury Category: 
Substance Abuse/Poisoning
Evidence of Effectiveness Level: 

Contact Details

Chudley Werch, PhD, President
Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC
3595 Forest Bend Terrace
Jacksonville , FL 32224
United States
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