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Community Education

Essential Health Clinic's educators provide age-appropriate, medically accurate and culturally competent comprehensive sexuality education to thousands of young adults, teens, parents and other adults of influence each year. This programming is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to make healthy decisions and set goals regarding their behaviors. Essential Health Clinic also participates in many community events, such as health fairs, to build awareness of and access to reproductive and sexual health.

Our Educators

Karolee Behringer
Karolee Behringer

Karolee is a Community Engagement Manager with 25 years of experience working with various populations including high risk groups of all ages, teens, adults, educators, parents and professionals, advocating for sexual health and education. Karolee is passionate about empowering others to understand the link between family planning and personal responsibility. When not working, Karolee enjoys spending time with her family, repurposing furniture and creating primitive home decor.

Kelli Grilley
Kelli Cornett

Kelli is the Community Engagement Specialist at Essential Health Clinic. In 2012, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Kelli is passionate about advocating for the normalization of medically accurate sexual health education which she hopes will help change the different stigmas around sexual health. Outside of work, Kelli enjoys exploring the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Katie Jensen
Katie Jensen

Katie is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Essential Health Clinic. She is in her last year of school for her Masters of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is passionate about educating for sexual health and wellness as well as advocating for safe and healthy sexuality. She says that being able to work in a community health setting is a manifested dream! When not studying or working in the community, Katie enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends.

Resources

For Teens

A Reproductive Life Plan helps you set goals in regards to having, or not having children, and guides you when making important life decisions. This booklet provides information to help you on your journey.

For Parents

Essential Health Clinic supports you in helping your child understand sexuality. Young people are better able to make healthy sexual decisions and build loving relationships when trusted adults approach their role as sex educators in a positive, affirming way. The Family Guided Sexuality Handbook is a tool for parents or other trusted adults which provides suggestions for talking about healthy sexuality with children of different ages.

Request a Presentation

Interested in having one of the education presentations for your school, organization, or community group? Just complete and submit this form and one of the education staff will contact you to complete arrangements and answer questions. Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

Interested in making a donation to Essential Health Clinic?

  • Donate online. It's easy, fast and completely secure.
  • Donate by mail. Checks can be mailed to Essential Health Clinic, Attn: Community Education, 1201 Caledonia Street, La Crosse, WI 54603.
  • Donate by phone. Call us at (608) 775-8380 or (800) 657-5177.
  • All donations are fully tax deductible, as allowed by law.
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