Education:The Key to a Healthy Community
Education empowers people to make better decisions about their lives. It plays a crucial role in preventing unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and unhealthy relationships.
We Bring Health Education to You
At Finger Lakes Community Health, we are not only healers and providers, we are health educators and advocates. Education is a regular part of the patient visit at our health centers. In addition, our team does community outreach Department where our Health Advocates address parents, schools, churches, health, and human service agencies, and community groups using evidence-based, medically accurate information. Upon request, we can provide specialized curriculums to teachers and schools, using books, videos, and other materials. Our programs are free and designed to get people talking about issues in an open and non-judgmental forum.
Our health education topics may include any of the following:
- Healthy Sexuality
- Healthy Relationships
- Abstinence and Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Teen Development
- Peer Pressure
- Body Image and Self Esteem
- Decision-making Skills
- Adolescent and Adult Sexual Health
- Natural Family Planning
- The R.E.A.L. Program for Youth
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
- Goals and priorities
*Programs can be tailored upon request.
The R.E.A.L Program for Youth
The Responsible For Every Action in Life (R..E.A.L.) program supports young people and encourages respect for self, family, and the community. This six-to-twelve week program covers many topics and can be tailored to a group’s objectives. The mission and message of R.E.A.L. are to empower youth to be Responsible for Every Action in Life!
To request a program, contact a member of the Community Outreach Department at the phone numbers listed below.
Olivia Catalano, Reproductive Health Program Manager, 315-787-8132
For Ontario and Seneca counties, call 315-521-0249
Olivia Clinton, Health Advocate (Yates and Steuben counties)
Lilian Urrutia, Health Advocate Wayne and Cayuga counties, call 315-521-7787.
To learn more about our health education services, call us at 315-531-9102. Or visit a health center nearest you for an appointment today!
FLCH Reproductive Health is supported by the NYS Family Planning Program. Donations are not a prerequisite to care.