We're expanding our outreach efforts to provide free preventive health workshops to Latinos in the Greater New Orleans Area. The New Orleans Education Outreach Program is tailored for Spanish-speaking populations. Latinos are a vital and growing part of the New Orleans community and yet there are few resources available to them. Planned Parenthood feels it is imperative to reach out to this community to empower them through education so they can live healthier lives. At Planned Parenthood we help individuals and families make educated health decisions that are right for them so they can live and love the way they want. We do this by providing a wide range of affordable health care and educational services in a non-judgmental, unbiased, and confidential setting. We provide education and information so women and men can prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. And we provide birth control, well-woman exams, screenings for breast and cervical cancer and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.
The educational program we are offering is a workshop called “Cuentos” or “Stories”. The workshop uses a simple yet engaging teaching tool designed to encourage informal discussion and greater understanding of health topics. Planned Parenthood staff facilitates the workshop with groups as small as five or as large as 20-30. The presentation and discussion time can vary but on average workshops run one to two hours and can easily be tailored to fit the needs, age, and gender of the audience. Today more than ever, access to accurate health information is a priceless resource. If you know of a business, employer or community based organization in the New Orleans area that might be interested in participating in this program, please pass this information along. You can help the changing Latino population receive the education and health care they need so they can lead healthy and productive lives.
Please call 504.897.9200 for more information.