Founder - Prevention Meets Fashion
Nhakia Outland, MSW is a mother of three children ages 19, 16, and 8. She has worked in the social service field in different capacities for over 10 years advocating and being an ally for underserved and marginalized individuals, families, and communities. She is also a social worker, health insurance specialist, sex educator, consultant, LGBTQ advocate and ally, fashionista, entrepreneur, and she wears many other hats in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, she works as a Prevention Navigator/Supervisor for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). In this capacity, she works with Black and Latino Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender Women and Men of Color who are risk for acquiring HIV. However, Nhakia’s pride and joy are her two sexual health businesses, Prevention is Key Consulting, LLC and Prevention Meets Fashion. Prevention is Key Consulting, LLC, a for profit sexual health consulting business that provides inclusive and supportive education, training, and consultation services on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), HIV, AIDS, STI/STD prevention and other topics. Our mission is to de-stigmatize the shame around issues of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and to promote the importance of SRH in overall health and well-being. Prevention Meets Fashion (converting to nonprofit) designs educational curriculum, workshops and events that provide community a creative way to learn inclusive sex education and brings awareness to the need of sexual health education to communities of color, especially women of color by using fashion as a teaching tool. Our mission is to “Increase SEXual Health knowledge through Fashion”. In Nhakia’s approach to sexual health awareness, she combines out of the box thinking, fashion, art, and social work to engage community.
On the academic front, Nhakia received her Bachelor's degree from Chestnut Hill College in Human Service and Women Studies in Philadelphia, PA before earning her Master's in Social Work (MSW) degree in Community and Policy from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Nhakia also has several certificates and certifications.