Education Services

Education is key in improving health and well-being

That’s why Adagio Health is empowering local communities to address sexuality, reproductive health, positive relationship building, and cultivating healthy life skills through programming designed for community members of all ages, and professionals looking to improve their skill sets. Adagio Health addresses the needs of underserved communities and provides information, referral services and professional development to 23 counties in the Adagio Health footprint. The Community Education department is continually evolving to serve additional needs and populations with an eye on how to help our communities be the healthiest and most inclusive, especially for those who need it the most.

Evidence Based Curriculum

All curricula used by Adagio Health in our education efforts are evidence-based. This means that we are providing students, youth or any other audience with the highest quality education and information possible. Evidence based curriculums or evidence based interventions have been peer-reviewed and informed by objective evidence and in the design or academic program being implemented. Explore the curriculums and trainings offered by Adagio Health

Trainings and Programs

Botvin LifeSkills is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. 
 
FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) is a curriculum for special education, middle school and high school students. 
 
Get Real is a unique curriculum designed for implementation in both middle and high schools (through the tenth grade). Get Real emphasizes social and emotional skills as a key component of healthy relationships and responsible decision making.  

Healthy Youth Afterschool Mentoring Program
Health Youth is an abstinence-focused program based on a mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision model for ages 9-14. It is designed to help students transition from elementary school to middle school and the development process from child to teen.
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In an ever changing and increasingly diverse workforce, all organizations should be sensitive to the needs of all groups and client bases. This training will provide attendees with the opportunity to ask questions, debunk stereotypes and learn inclusive language.
 
Making Proud Choices! An evidence-based, safer-sex approach to teen pregnancy and HIV/STD prevention is a curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex. 
 
This pilot project in Allegheny County is designed as family planning education and outreach to those struggling with addiction that are of reproductive age. 
 
Promoting Health Among Teens! is an abstinence–only curriculum is designed to help students cultivate positive attitudes towards abstinence and gain the negotiation skills and confidence necessary to abstain from sexual intercourse and other sexual behavior that put them at risk for HIV, STD and pregnancy.
 
Project Alert is an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program, designed for grades six through eight.  The program is a skills based curriculum that teaches teens how to say “No”. The program contains eleven core lessons the first year, and three booster sessions the second year. 
 
The Safe Dates curriculum is a ten session program, designed for high school students targeting attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. 
 
Engaging, interactive, and informative, the Safer Sex Games presents important information on sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and sexual coercion to college students in coordination with campus health centers, fraternities, sororities, and residential life offices.

Adagio Health Educator Spotlight

Katie Keane, MSW


Katie Keane is a Health Educator and Resource Center Coordinator for Adagio Health. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Social Work program, where her focus of study was Community Organizing and Social Action. She is a 2009 graduate of East Carolina University, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Katie is also a certified Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) trainer with a certificate from PERSAD, she has a strong interest in the health of LGBTQ individuals and increasing health outcomes for this underserved population.