Prevention Services

Director of Prevention Services

Erin BortelErin Bortel is ACR's Director of Prevention Services.  As director, Bortel oversees eight prevention programs in ACR’s offices in Cayuga, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties.  She provides oversight to the Syringe Exchange Program, and other prevention initiatives which include targeted outreach, education and HIV/STD/Hepatitis C testing efforts to underserved populations.  
 Bortel previously served as Program Director for REACH CNY Inc., where she was instrumental in launching a comprehensive adolescent pregnancy prevention initiative as well as Camp Green Teen in Onondaga County.  Bortel is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse.

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Between 2006-2008 females living in Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown accounted for a combined 63% of chlamydia and 58% gonorrhea cases (NYSDOH).