Sorry everyone for the delay- I’ve been M.I.A for the past few weeks because I honestly do not want anything to do with school for awhile.
I’ve started my internship at The National Institute for Reproductive Health and it’s been an extremely benefical time. I am a apart of the Adolescent Health Care Commujnication Program that seeks to use young people in promoting open communication between teens and their health care providers. For the first weeks, I have taken time time to understand the program delvierables and components and have actively been working on a local collaborative piece for the Front-Line Training for medical service providers. This component is just one of the many pieces to the AHCCP initiative at the NIRH.
The ACHHP initiative was designed to help medical providers communicate more effectively with their teens patients thus reducing barriers and increase patient-doctor relationship. This has shown to increase the like hood that teens will make informed decisions about their health. Primarily, this organization is to increase overall awareness and equality among teens and women that affect their sexual and reproductive health. But their work is also surrounding political issues regarding reproductive health and access to quality care. This organization is instrumental in passing certain laws that create opportunities for women and teens to access care and information.
Below is a video of the one the initiatives this organization had implemented called Back Up Your Birth Control from the Pro-Choice America.