Projects

Educate Adolescents on Sexual Health in India

Rachel Johnson @ 2022-11-17 19:41:49 +0400

Overview BodyNEXT India is a pilot project that will deliver culturally relevant health education and products to very young adolescents aged 10-14 who live in poor urban areas for the first time. Using existing networks of health educators, PSI India will work with The Body Agency Collective to provide puberty information and products (such as sustainable menstrual hygiene kits) to very young adolescents (aged 10-12), and more advanced education and materials for young adolescents (aged 13-14).    The Facts In a 2014 study by Naidu et al, about half of 13-year-old girls knew about pubertal changes, but their knowledge of...

Leveraging the Playing Field in Sports

Rachel Johnson @ 2022-10-28 22:18:42 +0400

Overview Leveraging the Playing Field works to make sure girls in need have everything required to comfortably and confidently play sports. LPF has partnered with the Philadelphia Eagles to distribute over 5,000 new sports bras to local girls in need to help launch a new girls flag football league. Additionally, through the formation & support of the Washington Coalition of Women's Professional Sports, LPF has collected over 10,000 new sports bras since March 2022. LPF has already distributed over 6,000 new sports bras to 153 unique schools/youth programs in need this fall.    The Facts Over the past few decades the privatization of...

Community Health Center in Washington, DC

Rachel Johnson @ 2022-10-28 18:51:48 +0400

Overview Only caring for ones physical health concerns is simply not enough. To put individuals and families on a path towards good health, stability, and economic independence, we must look at every part of someone's life and offer the appropriate combination of healthcare, education, and social support. With this in mind, Mary's Center developed their Social Change Model (SCM), which offers medical, dental, and behavioral health services for the entire family, along with social services and family literacy services – all under one roof.   The Facts In Washington, Dc, 80% of health outcomes are determined by social, structural, and physical determinants of health as well as individual behaviors. Residents...

Providing safe communities and support for LGBTQIA+ youth

Rachel Johnson @ 2022-10-12 22:57:33 +0400

Overview Hetrick-Martin Institute has been the chosen family for LGBTQIA+ youth looking for a sense of belonging and affirmation for more than 40 years. Their youth members become part of a community of care that centers their mental wellness and safety by offering free individual and group counseling as well as access to basic needs - seeing these as critical building blocks for professional and academic success.    The Facts 60% of LGBTQIA+ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.  28% of LGBTQ youth have reported experiencing homelessness or housing instability at some...

Sustainable Income Generation in Africa

Rachel Johnson @ 2022-09-13 18:14:57 +0400

Overview Pilot Light and The Body Agency Collective are collaborating to help people learn to save and get access to capital for loans to start and support businesses. This in turn, increases incomes in impoverished communities. When individuals can support themselves, they can establish a sustainable and thriving community for generations to come. The Facts Employment prospects for many people on the continent have been deteriorating for years. Only a small share of the working population are wage earners; most are informally employed.  Trends such as urbanization, the climate crisis, digitalization and population growth, but also the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, aggravate...

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