Brynne Presser Funderburg, MPH CHES, is a Disease Intervention Specialist in Sexual Health Promotion at Columbus Public Health. She implements the Know Now in-school HIV/STI/pregnancy screening program in several Columbus City high schools. Brynne received her Masters of Public Health in Health Behavior Health Promotion from Ohio State University.
Presentation: If you build it, will they come?: Creating inclusive school spaces through relationship and trust building
Time: Breakout Session 1
Columbus Public Health’s Youth Wellness Initiative launched a pilot in-school HIV/STI/pregnancy screening program, Know Now, in six Columbus City high schools during the 2016-2017 academic school year. In this session, we will discuss the successes and lessons learned from the pilot year and the theory that shaped the program. We will also describe how trust and relationship building can create positive and inclusive spaces where youth feel empowered to navigate their health care options. This workshop will include group discussions on relationship building techniques and vignettes that will help further explore the complexities of adolescent access to care.
1. By the end of the session, participants will be able to explain why relationship building with school staff is needed to create inclusive spaces.
2. By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify barriers to implementing a school-based HIV/STI/pregnancy screening program
3. By the end of the session, participants will be able to name three ways to build trust with school staff and students.