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PLANNED PARENTHOOD RECEIVES $15,000 GRANT

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Megan Cuilla, Community Organizer
1-866-904-7721 x8653
megan.cuilla@ppgwni.org


Published: 06.08.11| Updated: 06.08.11

YAKIMAPlanned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Anderson-Rogers Foundation to support the Mi Quince, Mi Cuerpo program in Yakima.

 

Mi Quince, Mi Cuerpo (My Fifteenth Birthday, My Body) aims to prevent teen pregnancy and increase parent-child communication in Yakima’s Latino community through educational workshops facilitated by Promotores de Salud (Promoters of Health). Promotores are peer health educators trained to be ambassadors of reproductive health in their communities by delivering reproductive health information in a culturally-sensitive manner.

 

“We all have our own values around sexual decision-making,” said Amy Claussen, Vice President of Education and Professional Training at PPGWNI. “This program helps families learn how to communicate those values.”

 

Promotores facilitated parent-child communication workshops for more than thirty families in 2009. “This workshop taught me the importance of having communication with my children and how to teach them my values about sexuality,” said Maria, age 35, a past program participant.

 

For more information, please contact Megan Cuilla at 1-866-904-7721 x8653.

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PPGWNI is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with health centers located in Ellensburg, Kennewick, Pasco, Pullman, Spokane (2 locations), Spokane Valley, Sunnyside, Walla Walla, and Yakima as well as an express health center in Wapato. PPGWNI exists to provide exceptional reproductive and complementary health care services, honest education, and fearless advocacy for all. Call 1-866-904-7721 or visit www.ppgwni.org for more information.

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