Taalibah A. Kariem-White
Taalibah Kariem-White has more than 25 years of experience in sexual and reproductive health. As Training Manager at AccessMatters, she is responsible for: the delivery of content training on sexual health information (particularly HIV and teen pregnancy prevention); coordinating training objectives and materials with consulting speakers; designing innovative training activities; facilitating focus groups; and promoting the needs of youth in out-of-home care. Taalibah decided to take on an evening position with Einstein Medical Center as an HIV test counselor to ensure that she provided the most accurate training to future HIV testers as part of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s AIDS Activities Coordinating Office certification program. Prior to being employed by AccessMatters, Taalibah was on the executive committee of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and a founding partner of Women’s Agenda. She managed a 24-hour hotline service for Women In Transition and taught GED classes in a Philadelphia low-income housing complex. She was a trainer with the mid-Atlantic regional Title X training center and a job developer under contract with the US Women’s Bureau through the Lutheran Settlement House. She also previously worked at Philadelphia Mental Health Care Connection, where she managed their HIV/ MH physicians’ training program as part of Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care for programs serving people living with disabilities.
Taalibah has been involved with many faith-based initiatives including: Board member of local mosque; teaching beginner’s Arabic to youth ages 4-12; meeting bi-weekly with prison inmates at a FDC institution; building a support group for Muslim women. She’s been trained on implementing evidence-based curricula. She completed her Associates degree at Community College of Philadelphia while raising young children as a teen mother. And, more recently she received the 2017 Red Ribbon award for Outstanding Community Educator from the University of PA AIDS Research Community Advisory Board.
As part of the AccessMatters’ Training Team, Taalibah’s subject matter expertise includes:
- parent/child communication around sexuality and healthy relationships
- Reproductive life planning
- Making the clinic experience more inclusive
- HIV prevention and test counseling
- Resisting sexual coercion
- Be Proud! Be Responsible!
- Making Proud Choices!
- Making a Difference!
- Rikers Health Advocacy Program
- Reproductive Life Planning
- Youth-Centered Counseling Approaches