MASI was developed to support young South African adolescents. It is designed to foster social support, offer tools for self-monitoring and habit formation, provide resources for goal setting and action planning, and present users with engaging informational resources about relationships, wellness, and sexual health.
The MASI app adapts and builds on the HealthMpowerment intervention platform which was created by Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, a public health scientist at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. MASI was tailored for adolescents in South Africa by a team of young people and health professionals led by Duke University, the University of Cape Town, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and supported with funding from U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). MASI users need a code to open the app.
To learn more, email us at MASI@duke.edu.