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TORCH Program

The Teen Outreach Reproductive CHallenge, known as TORCH®, is a nationally recognized program that combines peer health education and leadership training for New York City youth, with a strong emphasis on empowerment and team building. Addressing the critical issues of reproductive health care through peer outreach and education, community organizing, and advocacy, TORCH Peer Leaders build their self esteem, develop leadership skills, and learn to make responsible choices. After a rigorous training program, TORCH Peer Leaders share their knowledge with other teens by facilitating workshops around New York City.

Visit www.TORCHProgram.org to learn more about TORCH.

Adolescent Health Care Communication Program

In 2003, through our work with youth throughout New York City, TORCH realized that teens and health care providers donít always speak the same language when it comes to sexual and reproductive health issues. In response, we developed the Adolescent Health Care Communication Program (AHCCP) to help providers and teens work together to break down this communication barrier and, as a result, improve the delivery of preventive and clinical services to adolescents. The National Institute for Reproductive Health launched the AHCCP Expansion Project in 2003 in order to export the good work TORCH does to communities across the country.

If you work with youth and are interested in replicating the AHCCP, please visit the National Institute for Reproductive Health website for more information.

 
 
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