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IN·clued: Inclusive Healthcare – Youth & Providers Empowered is an LGBTQ-centered and evidence-based program that addresses the sexual health disparities affecting LGBTQ youth across the United States. This dual approach program combines LGBTQ youth-friendly health services with direct relevant and inclusive sex education. It consists of a 3-hour interactive youth workshop.

A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found IN·clued to be effective at decreasing sexual risk behaviors, knowledge of sexual health in LGBTQ+ youth, and self-efficacy. Compared to the control group, adolescents receiving IN·clued workshops reported lower likelihood and incidence of having recent vaginal sex without condoms, greater sexual health knowledge, and greater self-efficacy to advocate for own sexual health needs when seeking healthcare. Adolescents receiving the workshops also had greater likelihood of having been to a doctor or clinic for (and received) contraception or birth control compared to adolescents in the control group. These favorable impacts were found among all youth in the program, but youth of color and non-cisgender and gender expansive youth had the most positive outcomes.

Upcoming Sessions

In-Clued: Friends with Benefits
In-Clued: Friends with Benefits
Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM
Neva Lomason Public Library

Meet our facilitator: Jenny McDonald


An Atlanta native, Jenny has had an interest in healthcare since she was very young. She found her first calling as a midwife and after a decade in that field, expanded her scope of practice to include people of all ages and genders by becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. 


Jenny has been a Certified Nurse Midwife since 2005, and in 2017completed her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her undergraduate degrees in English at Mercer University and in Nursing at the University of West Georgia. She received her graduate training at Emory and the University of Alabama, Birmingham. 


Jenny has strong professional interests in sexual and reproductive health, lifestyles and behaviors that positively impact health, as well as herbal and complementary medicines. She has three children and when she's not at work she enjoys running outdoors, good fiction, and sewing beautiful things.

About our partnership

Carrollton Rainbow has partnered with Good Deeds Ministry, Inc. (GDM), a fellow Carrollton based Non-Profit Corporation on a project called Health Equity for All Teens (HEAT).  The Health Promotion Resource Center at Morehouse School of Medicine is funding the Health Equity for All Teens (HEAT) Project to be implemented through the State of Georgia with a grant from the Office of Population Affairs


 GDM also collaborates with the county school systems, the court system, and the Board of Education. GDM essential roles and goals are to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes, promote positive youth development, and advance health equity for adolescents, their families, and communities through medically accurate and age-appropriate Evidence-Based teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs (EBPs). This includes White, Black, Latino and LGBTQ teens in the Rural and Urban community.  

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