Health Education And Risk Reduction Team (HEARRT)
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead (she was pretty cool, look her up).
The Health Education And Risk Reduction Team (HEARRT), an original structural intervention, is BAGLY’s youth-led health promotion program. Small groups of thoughtful, committed LGBTQ young people (we call them the HEARRTeam) work to change negative health outcomes in their community. BAGLY’s HEARRT Program is replicated across the state through the GLBT Youth Group Network of Massachusetts. Check out an “AGLY” near you to connect with their HEARRTeams and for prevention, screening and referral services for LGBTQ youth across Massachusetts.
The HEARRTeam is available every Wednesday and at every BAGLY program event to distribute lots of safer sex materials with information on how to use them, provide referrals and to answer any questions youth may have about all kinds of health related issues… they’re also really nice and love to talk about health so be sure to say hi when you see them!
Want BAGLY’s HEARRTeam to work their outreach magic at your school/agency? Fees start at $50 depending upon size of organization and length of engagement. All fees support BAGLY’s programming and services for LGBTQ youth. Contact us to find out more.
Also, on the first Wednesday of every month, the HEARRTeam offers fabulous health promotion workshops for LGBTQ youth at BAGLY’s Boston based program space. Check out our calendar for upcoming topics.
Want a HEARRT workshop at your school/agency? Training and technical assistance fees start at $150 per hour depending upon size of organization and training content. All fees support BAGLY’s programming and services for LGBTQ youth. Contact us to find out more.