Community Prevention

The goal of ABCD Community Prevention Programs is to empower youth and young adults to make informed, healthy decisions about their sexual health and connect them to health services that are youth-friendly, LGBTQ+** inclusive, and center the unique needs of BIPOC* communities. All of our programs are trauma-informed, evidence-based or evidence-informed, and integrate the principles of racial equity and reproductive rights. We also assist young people in accessing healthcare, HIV/STI testing, family planning, reproductive health services, social services, and any other resources that they need. Through our programs, we aim to reduce the rates of unplanned pregnancies, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Chlamydia among BIPOC and LGBTQ+ young people ages 11-24 years old in the greater Boston area. *Black, Indigenous, People of Color **Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and others on the gender and sexuality spectrum.

Improving health, promoting self-sufficiency, building community

ABCD Services link: #Bossup

#Bossup

#Bossup expands our sexual health and prevention education programs to include young men ages 15-25 living in Boston.
ABCD Services link: 3 Steps in 30 Days Sexual Health Challenge

3 Steps in 30 Days Sexual Health Challenge

Take the sexual health challenge! Don't let another 30-days & 3 powerful steps pass to your sexual health and wellness.
ABCD Services link: Know Your Status

Know Your Status

Getting tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections is vitally important for you and your health — and for those you love. Reach out to us today!
ABCD Services link: Let Girls Learn

Let Girls Learn

This empowering education program teaches girls and young women about sexual health and wellness, as well as a broad and positive understanding of sexuality.
ABCD Services link: Lower the Sound

Lower the Sound

Lower the Sound — Save Your Hearing is a public health awareness campaign developed to draw attention to the growing number of children and young adults suffering from hearing loss because of exposure to loud noise.
ABCD Services link: Safer is Sexy

Safer is Sexy

Safer is Sexy--Sophisticated Empowered Xtraordinary You--is a social media and community outreach program to bring Black and Latina women and girls together with experts and allies to address substance abuse, HIV prevention, and more.
ABCD Services link: Sister2Sister

Sister2Sister

If you're between 15 and 25 years old and identify as a woman, this is a confidential judgment-free zone where we can help you understand and take control of your sexual health and well-being.
ABCD Services link: Young Women's Health Leadership Academy

Young Women’s Health Leadership Academy

You're a young woman who's curious about a career in public health, specifically reproductive and sexual health community prevention education. What are the career paths? What impact can you have? Start here.