Connie Folse, MPH

Health Education Specialist, Beyond the Pill Program

Ms. Folse is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has provided sexual and reproductive health education and counseling in a number of settings, including Title X funded clinics, STD/HIV clinics, school-based health centers and university campuses. She earned her master’s degree in Public Health in 2005 has been working in the field of sexual health since then, both providing direct services as well as training medical providers and allied health professionals to talk with both youth and adults about sexuality and contraceptive decision-making. Ms. Folse has conducted numerous training sessions and developed curricula, training manuals, and other educational materials on motivational interviewing, sexual-history taking and contraceptive counseling. As the lead health education trainer for Beyond the Pill, Ms. Folse trains staff and providers on client-centered counseling approaches and supports educational and outreach efforts with our community college partners.