PPHP is involved in a range of local initiatives to assist and empower youth and adults in their health and sexual choices.
Through our Westchester-based Promotores program, PPHP trains bilingual peer educators to provide sexual and reproductive health education and referrals to Latino/a communities. Our Promotores work with PPHP Educators to reduce barriers to health care and to bring awareness to sexual and reproductive health issues. For more information about our Promotores program, please contact the Bilingual Community Health Educator at (914) 220-1056.
Rockland County Youth Bureau (TIPS program)
Planned Parenthood’s TIPS program trains teen peer educators to provide sexual and reproductive health education and referrals to young people in Rockland County. TIPS peer educators complete a 30-hour comprehensive training covering human sexuality, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, consent, communication, and youth leadership. After graduating from training, TIPS peer educators work with PPHP Educators to provide health education and outreach to teens in Rockland County. For more information about the TIPSter program in Rockland County, please contact the Education and Training Projects Coordinator at (914) 220-1048.
St. Faith’s House Foundation
PPHP’s partnership with St. Faith’s House Foundation allows the Education and Training Department to provide adolescents in three Westchester-based residential facilities with medically-accurate, culturally-and-age-appropriate, unbiased sexual and reproductive health education. Adolescent residents participate in a series of 6-8 sexuality education programs designed to enhance knowledge and skills related to making healthy decisions. In addition, PPHP provides training for residential staff on adolescent sexuality and reproductive health. For more information on our St. Faith’s House Foundation partnership, please contact the Education and Training Manager at (914) 220-1046.
The Dyson Foundation
Through generous funding provided by the Dyson Foundation, PPHP works within Putnam County to promote awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues, provide health education, and increase youth access to reproductive health services. Our partnership allows PPHP to collaborate with local organizations, schools, and coalitions to positively impact the health of Putnam County residents. For more information on our work in Putnam County, please contact the Bridge Builder Liaison at (914) 220-1055.
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
The PREP program, funded by the New York State Department of Health, aims to improve sexual health outcomes for adolescents in Suffolk County through evidence-based sexuality education. PREP Educators deliver age-appropriate sexuality education in middle schools, high schools, and community-based organizations, host regular teen clinic nights, and partner with local organization to increase youth access to care. For more information about the PREP program in Suffolk County or if would like a program at your school or organization, please contact our PREP Supervisor at (631) 240-1130.
North Shore University Hospital/CDC HIV Prevention,/strong>
PPHP partners with North Shore University Hospital to deliver enhanced HIV prevention activities. Through this partnership, funded by the CDC, PPHP provides increased HIV testing through our SmartWheels van and referrals to services to high-risk populations in Suffolk County. For more information, please contact our Education and Training Manager, East at (631) 240-1147.