Track C

Increasing Sexual Health Knowledge: Working with a Local Library to Improve Adolescent Health

Becky McFarland, MA, Community Initiatives Coordinator, DuPage County Health Department
Elizabeth Lynch, Teen Services Library, Addison Public Library

During this session, participants will be able to describe how to utilize the community library as a partner in disseminating sexual health information to an underserved teen population. Due to time constraints and state-wide requirements for health education, the middle school health teacher is unable to provide as much information on this topic as she would like. To address this need, community partners thought about ways to reach students outside of the school day-including programming at the local library. This program is easily replicated in other communities.