Who We Are

teens giving thumbs up WeldWAITS is an innovative sexual risk avoidance initiative developed at the Weld County Department of Public Health by a collaboration of health educators.

The theoretical framework is medically accurate and based on relevant best practice models. Risk avoidance rather than risk reduction is emphasized as the most effective health choice for healthy relationships and the prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Programming is culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, and customized to meet the needs of a variety of audiences.  

WeldWAITS  incorporates a community saturation approach to target the complex and multifaceted issues involved with teen pregnancy. The main areas of focus are:            

  • School and community presentations including Platicas (Latino parenting presentations)
  • Peer Mentoring (RESIST)
  • Individualized education based on the Medical Model of Sexual Cessation
  • Events (in collaboration with local partners).