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Health Resource Centers

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Kasib Sabir

on 27 September 2017

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Transcript of Health Resource Centers

Health Resource Centers
Mission & Vision
Goals
Who Do We Serve?
The HRC conducts outreach by:
Summer Programs
Teach
Lead/support committees
Supervise field trips
Organize events

Mission
: 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.
Vision
: 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
Excel
CASH
John D. O’Bryant
Fenway High School
Boston Arts Academy
Dorchester Academy
West Roxbury Academy
Urban Science Academy
Another Course to College
In Academic Year 2016-2017,
the HRC served:
1,053 students
8,350 encounters
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
wellness programming.
Strengths
Male/female co-facilitation
Confidential office space
Trained staff that reflects the
population we serve
Relationship-building with students
to establish trust and confidence
Multi-lingual staff
Strong referral network
Outdated technology
Office space/limited funding for
STI testing
Funding for outreach activities
Staffing capacity
Ease of communication with students outside scheduled school hours
Pregnancy testing
Challenges
Opportunities
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!
Left-Right
Meagan,
Jazmine,
Dishon,
Heather,
Mackensy,
Kasib,
Jeremiah
HRC Staff
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