Community & Healthcare Partner Spotlight –
El Paso

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a diverse, teen-led committee created to maintain and raise community awareness about teen-related topics. YAB scholars are selected to raise advocacy and promote impactful change. YAB participates in and leads youth-related projects to benefit their communities. YAB started at Ntarupt, which is now the HEALTHY FUTURES OF TEXAS – Dallas branch.

Hearing from Young Texans
Gisel, 15 years old
Youth Advisory Board Member – Dallas

Did your parents talk to you about sexual health?

 

What do you wish your parents would have said?

 

Can you share a few tips for today’s Hispanic parents to make it easier for them to talk to their kids about sexual health?

 

Jaiden, 14 years old
Youth Advisory Board Member – Cedar Hill

Did your parents talk to you about sexual health?

 

What do you wish your parents would have said?

 

Can you share a few tips for today’s Hispanic parents to make it easier for them to talk to their kids about sexual health?

 

America, 13 years old
Youth Advisory Board Member – Dallas

Did your parents talk to you about sexual health?

 

What do you wish your parents would have said?

 

Can you share a few tips for today’s Hispanic parents to make it easier for them to talk to their kids about sexual health?

 

Community & Healthcare Partner – Project Vida Health Center

The mission of Project Vida Health Center is to identify the comprehensive vision of the community for its future and to develop community-based structures and programs to implement that vision in light of the needs and direction of the wider society. Since its start, Project Vida has aided in bringing solutions and resources to the community they serve: building affordable low-income rental housing; building clinics and providing high quality, low-cost healthcare; creating a homelessness prevention and recovery program; developing a best practice, curriculum-based early childhood education program; offering dynamic after-school enrichment; and providing microenterprise technical assistance and support.

 

“We are passionate about women’s health because we believe that a healthy community starts with healthy mothers. Hispanics have long been marginalized in terms of healthcare in the state of Texas and maternal morbidity and mortality are at an all-time high. We need to do everything in our power to make sure we provide access to high-quality reproductive care for our community.” Dr. Luis R. Garza, MD, Chief Medical Officer Project Vida Health Center

 

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