The community of Baltimore City is a large part of this project and educating the community will be essential to reduce the spread of STIs. This can be done through utilizing non-traditional organizations that have a high concentration of individuals at risk for contracting an STI. The community of Baltimore City as a whole has an accumulation of non-traditional organizations that can be used to educate individuals about STIs (Burns, 2020). These non-traditional organizations are smaller and have limited resources, but they are located in the city where most of the infections occur. Such organizations will be key members to provide awareness and testing for the project.
Planning grant money is allotted for community outreach and education. The project hopes to distribute educational pamphlets, flyers, and posters throughout the city to ensure that all individuals will have access to information. The Baltimore Health Department is working with local clinics to identify the needs in their communities and will be able to answer questions regarding testing and treatment of STIs. The local clinics are essential members of the community because they are located within Baltimore City and serve Baltimore residents.