Promoting condom use through a youth-focused community-wide free condom distribution initiative

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We describe the implementation of a youth-focused condom distribution initiative in Omaha, Nebraska, developed by the Women's Fund of Omaha. During a 2.5-year period, initiative partners distributed nearly 1.4 million free condoms to community members via outreach events and 197 condom distribution boxes. The Women's Fund of Omaha also implemented seven media campaigns encouraging condom use. The number of condoms distributed per month increased from 9840 in September 2015 to 71 220 in February 2018.Condomdistribution initiatives can play an important role in increasing condom access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1506-1508
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2018


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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