Stakeholders are essential to this project because they have the resources and knowledge to improve the lives of others. All stakeholders who provide services to the population are key. The populations at risk for STIs are adolescents, young adults, and women who are of reproductive age (Grieb, 2018). Local Health Departments and clinics have a large client base with access to individuals who will be educated about STIs. The stakeholders will be identified through the Baltimore Health Department and by visiting local clinics that may provide testing and treatment of STIs. The stakeholders with be asked for their input and participation in the project.
The populations that are more at risk for contracting an STD are those who may not have access to health care and lack knowledge about the disease. Engaging these individuals is essential to ensure that they will receive treatment if infected. Non-traditional stakeholders like churches, schools, barber shops, restaurants, and even social media sites will need to be used for educating individuals about the risks of STIs in Baltimore City, whom will be identified by Baltimore Health Department. These non-traditional organizations are located mostly in poverty stricken areas where high rates of STIs occur among adolescents. These individuals are the most at risk, with limited knowledge of their status and often unaware that they could be infected. Education, testing, and treatment will allow users to have increased access to quality healthcare