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Community Education, Tabeling, and Outreach Requests

SAAF’s Community Education Program aims to provide relevant and appropriate health and wellness support and resources to support the community in playing an active role in achieving, protecting, and sustaining their health and wellness. 

The Community Education Program provides presentations, information, distributes harm reduction supplies such as condoms, and HIV testing throughout the community. Our program follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) best practices on health communication and structural-level condom distribution programs.  Our presentations convey scientifically accurate information to a general audience. 

Requests to our Community Education Program most often come directly from agencies, schools, and community organizations that are specifically looking for information about the topics below.

Resource and Outreach

Resource and information tables are provided at health fairs and other community events. Participants of the events are engaged for conversation that will lead to increased knowledge about health risk and risk reduction along with the sharing of information about the agency and other community services.  Depending on the type of event and its location, staff and volunteers will distribute literature, condoms, and other safer sex materials. 

Presentations

HIV 101

The HIV 101 will convey accurate information about how HIV can be transmitted and prevented. The topics covered include the definition of HIV and AIDS, the fluids that transmit HIV, routes of HIV transmission, and conditions for HIV transmission. In addition the presentation will analyze the continuum of risk to determine potential for HIV transmission, describe how to reduce risk of HIV transmission for certain behaviors, and demonstrate proper condom use. 

LGBTQ+ 101

Learn how to create affirming and positive spaces for LGBTQ+ folks. By the end of this session, participants will be able to define and identify the differences between gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. They will leave with new strategies and best practices regarding pronoun usage and how to ensure services and spaces are inclusive and affirming to LGBTQ+ folks.

Trainings

Question, Persuade, and Refer

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save lives, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in one hour and 30 minutes and is available to people ages 13+.  

PrEP & PEP 101 Presentation

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) are biomedical prevention strategies that can be used to prevent HIV.  In this 101 we will discuss the difference between the two and who can benefit from these prevention strategies.  The presentation includes how it works in the body, and overall sexual health. 

Request a Presentation, Outreach, or HIV Testing