Hudson River Health Care Awarded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant

YONKERS, NY – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) has been awarded a $1M grant from the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program. HRHCare will use these funds over a five-year period to launch a comprehensive SRAE initiative in Yonkers, targeting low-income youth through after-school and community-based summer programming.

Through the Making a Difference! initiative, HRHCare will deliver medically-accurate, evidence-based programming to provide young people with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and teen pregnancy. This programming, integrated with sexual risk avoidance strategies, will consist of activities designed to encourage healthy behaviors, healthy relationships, financial literacy, educational achievement, and constructive life skills. HRHCare will also provide education for parents and caregivers on how to best support their children during adolescence.

The Making a Difference! programs will be available at six Pre-K through 8th Grade Yonkers schools, and consist of eight sessions. Upon completion of these sessions, participants will transition to a second component focused on developing a positive self-image and setting achievable life goals.

About Hudson River Health Care

Founded over 40 years ago as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is one of the nation’s largest community health providers. The HRHCare network of 43 health centers throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island provides affordable, accessible care to over 225,000 patients annually. The network’s exceptional primary care practitioners, specialists, and support staff have made HRHCare a destination for convenient, high-quality care for all. In 2018, Brightpoint Health, an FQHC network with sites in all five boroughs of New York City, joined HRHCare.

For more information contact:

Jeffrey Palmer

Public Relations Manager

914.425.0890

jpalmer@hrhcare.org

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