UHPP provides community outreach services in our four county service area, including educational programs, community health fairs, outreach events and individual, small and large group activities. In collaboration with many networking partners and coalition members, UHPP meets its mission by providing over 500 sexual health comprehensive sex education programs to over 5,000 people each year, while reaching over 10,000 individuals at over two dozen community fairs and outreach events.
Work With Diverse Organizations
UHPP has letters of linkage with over 100 diverse, community-based organizations in the Capital Region. UHPP works directly with many diverse agencies and organizations: The AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, BOCES/Questar, Black Leadership Coalition Against AIDS, LaSalle School, Hudson Mohawk Recovery Center, Parson’s Child and Family Center, Albany Medical College, The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, Equinox, the AMC Physician’s Assistants Program, SUNY-Albany’s Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities (CEMHD) the Pride Center of the Capital Region, colleges and universities, as well as several places of worship in the Capital District.
Yearly, UHPP conducts outreach to over 10,000 people at over 40 different fairs, community festivals and health outreach events including: African-American Family Day, Chatham Fair, Columbia County Black Festival, Columbia Greene Community College's Community Services Day, HVCC Health Fair, LARKFest, Pinksterfest, RPI New Student Health Fair and SUNY-Albany’s New Student Orientation, as well as UHPP’s infamous National Condom Week (Valentines Day week in February)!
UHPP collaborates with dozens of networks, coalitions and consortia including:
- Albany AIDSWalk
- Albany Promise
- The America Graduates Program
- The Center for the Elimination of Minority health Disparities
- Columbia County Youth Bureau
- Columbia County Health Care Consortium
- Columbia County “Women’s Health Project”
- Ryan White Care Network
- Take The Test (Free Annual HIV Testing Day in June) Coalition
- Troy Area AIDS Coalition
Young Mothers Scholarship Support Services Awards
Thanks to a generous grant from the Sidney and Beatrice Albert Foundation, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is completing a multi-year program called The Young Mothers Scholarship Support Initiative in Columbia County. The goal of the program is to assist parenting teens in renewing and/or pursuing their education.
Several of the young mothers in this program take advantage of UHPP's Thursday afternoon Teen Clinic, where they have access to continued support, case management, health and prevention information, and medical supplies and services, based on their individual needs.
Educational Materials Advisory Council (EMAC)
UHPP's Education department is also responsible for hosting quarterly meetings of the Educational Materials Advisory Council (EMAC) throughout the year. Comprised of area school, agency and organization representatives, EMAC members meet in person to preview the newest and most innovative sexual health resources (books, curricula, videos, pamphlets) in order to advise UHPP on resource purchases and development. Professionals interested in assisting UHPP on EMAC are encouraged to call UHPP's education department at 434-5678 x142.
Invite UHPP to your Event!
To invite UHPP to your next event or to learn more about UHPP's outreach and education efforts, please contact UHPP's Education Department at 434-5678 x137 or email us.