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Health Resource Centers
Transcript of Health Resource Centers
Mission & Vision
Who Do We Serve?
The HRC conducts outreach by:
Supervise field trips
: The mission of the Health Resource Center program is to empower and support Boston youth to make healthy, responsible choices by providing health education, counseling and resources for them to become advocates for their health. Through collaborations with schools, families, and community members, we build capacity around supporting youth.
: Youth are the experts on their health and are supported in their homes, schools, and communities to eliminate health inequities.
1.Establish and maintain a presence at as many BPS high schools as capacity allows, throughout the academic year.
2. Increase adolescents’ knowledge and health care access to ensure healthy adolescent development through quality, evidence-based curricula.
3. Establish availability of STI testing and treatment in schools with Health Resource Centers.
9 Boston Public High Schools
John D. O’Bryant
Fenway High School
Boston Arts Academy
West Roxbury Academy
Urban Science Academy
Another Course to College
In Academic Year 2016-2017,
the HRC served:
253 condoms distributed
67 STI tests conducted
Hosting information tables.
Speaking at school-wide assemblies;
Integration into school events
(i.e. field days, etc.).
Interacting with students at lunchtime,
student organizations, and
Confidential office space
Trained staff that reflects the
population we serve
Relationship-building with students
to establish trust and confidence
Strong referral network
Office space/limited funding for
Funding for outreach activities
Ease of communication with students outside scheduled school hours
Wider array of safer sex materials
Strengthen relationships with other bureaus, especially Infectious Disease
Student feedback mechanism
Wallet-size HRC information cards
Professional development for staff
New teaching materials – The 3 R’s
We Help Out!