The mission of NOARHP is to ensure that all Orleans Parish public school students have access to age-appropriate, evidence-based, culturally sensitive and comprehensive reproductive health education, leading to safer, more responsible reproductive health decisions.

NOARHP places LSU Health-New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy, and Tulane University School of Medicine students in New Orleans area schools to teach a comprehensive reproductive health course. Additionally, it provides FREE, confidential STI screening program in conjunction with the course.  NOARHP has been 100% student led and student designed since its inception in 2011, including all curriculum development, curriculum implementation and project expansion. Furthermore, it plans to stay student led as it expands its reach into more schools and adapts its curriculum to changing school needs. This past year NOARHP student volunteers taught students in Lusher High School, Kipp Renaissance High School, and Homer Plessy Community School.  The NOARHP team also engaged residents at the New Orleans Women and Children's Shelter, staff at Children's Hospital Parenting Center and emergency medicine residents who work at the Covenant House.

For more information or if you are interested in getting involved in this community service project, please contact a student leader noted below.

Student Leaders:

Victoria Huynh (

Jess Seay (

Jess Mecklosky (

Faculty Advisor:

Ryan Pasternak, MD, MPH

Contact Email:

School/Community Partnerships Application Form


School-Based Health Alliance Conference Poster (2018)



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