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American Sexual Health Association

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit, Public Health, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Promote the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse health outcomes.

Programs: Consumer communication/education: asha operates a state-of-the-art call center providing compassionate, one-on-one services to thousands of individuals. Asha's websites receive approximately 6 million visitors each year. The websites are the primary means of educating patients, partners, professionals and partner organizations throughout the us. Each website is regularly updated to ensure accuracy and clear, non-biased information on sexual and reproductive health. Asha responds to requests from media sources looking for clarification, quotes and more.

sexual health promotion: asha works with partner organizations to educate the public and providers on a range of subjects both funded and unfunded. Asha has set a goal of being a leader in sexual health and works with partner organizations, as well as the federal government, to achieve that goal.

health policy: asha's washington office works to secure sound policy responses to sexual health issues including prevention, treatment, diagnostics and education through efforts with national organizations. Asha opposes education initiatives that limit access to science based education. Asha's key relationships with colleague organizations, federal agencies and project related corporate efforts support the sexual health of individuals, families and communities in order to foster healthy behaviors and relationships.

nccc: hpv and cervical cancer education receive funding from corporations in support our volunteer chapter leaders around the country. The national cervical cancer coalition (nccc) works to educate people community by community and volunteers are at the heart of that effort. Our volunteer local chapter leaders-many of whom are cervical cancer survivors-are passionate about seeking out opportunities to educate people through health fairs, awareness walk/runs, and education and fundraising events. These individuals have demonstrated a true passion to help others and as a result thousands of people across this country have benefitted from their efforts.

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