Oregon

Boys and Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area (BGCP) (Hillsboro, OR) worked with its’ Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to create and implement a reproductive health advocacy campaign in the Hillsboro community of Washington County. The YAC partnered with the Washington County Public Health Department (WCPHD) and Neighborhood Health Center to develop and strengthen their services within its’ free teen clinic, creating teen specific materials and age-appropriate messaging within the clinic. They also established a teen education center called the “Sexual and Protective Health Education Room” (SAPHE) where teens can access relevant and comprehensive sex education. In the summer of 2016, the YAC also coordinated and hosted a summer Youth Sexual Health Expo that drew in more than 50 participants. The WCPHD and Neighborhood Health Center plan to make this an annual event.