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Real Rap Philly (RRP) is a campaign by the Philadelphia Area Sexual Health Initiative at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). Real Rap Philly targets youth ages 12 to 24 in the Greater Philadelphia area to get “real” about their sexual health and take control. RRP empowers youth to start the right conversations with their partners, parents and peers. Through Real Rap Philly, youth can also find information on youth-friendly STI testing sites, locations offering free condoms, clinical resources, facts about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) as well as programs and events going on in Philadelphia that allow real conversations - “real rap” - about sex. Philadelphia has some of the highest STI infection rates and teen pregnancy rates in the nation, affecting youth ages 12 to 24. It’s time to change Philly! Let’s get Real and Rap about your health!

Philadelphia Area Sexual Health Initiative’s (PASHI) mission is to improve the sexual and reproductive health outcomes for youth in the Greater Philadelphia region. PASHI, an initiative of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), implements innovative and high-quality sexual health promotion programs throughout the City of Philadelphia.

PASHI is committed to expanding the evidence-base of Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) prevention programs by developing and rigorously evaluating new and innovative TPP and STI prevention interventions, working with youth directly on community based approaches, providing capacity building and technical assistance to community partners, and establishing linkages and referrals to clinical care to youth throughout the City of Philadelphia.

If you would like to know more about the Philadelphia Area Sexual Health Initiative (PASHI), our programs, the technical assistance we offer, how to donate or have a question, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


PASHI programs are supported by the following:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Adolescent Health
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Texas A&M University
Family and Youth Service Bureau