Minnesota

Led by NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, the North Minneapolis Chlamydia Partnership (NMCP) will begin implementation of its newly-developed strategic plan to reduce chlamydia rates in Minneapolis. In order to listen and learn from young leaders in the community, they will develop an online and social media presence and create a Youth Champions leadership council, offering training to 15-20 young people in sexual health and community organizing. Urban Initiative funding will also support ongoing coalition-building for NMCP. In 2014, the Northpoint Health & Wellness Center continued the development of the NMCP, including launching a website, restructuring the coalition, and increasing social media presence. Created and trained a youth council, CRUSH, to work as advocates with the NMCP.