The Sexual Health Alliance of Linn & Johnson Counties was created in December 2010 to improve the sexual health of our communities. Since our inception, we’ve worked to further a variety of sexual health initiatives. Below are some examples from past and present:
Our Education subcommittee was involved in researching sexual health education practices in public high schools in Linn and Johnson Counties. The report their research produced resulted in this front page article of The Gazette. The Coalition is also involved with the Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) grant program and has created a sexual health education toolkit for teachers and educators.
In 2016, the Coalition performed another survey of local middle and high schools to see what, if anything, had changed. Currently we’re hard at work organizing that data and formtatting it so it’s easy to understand. Check back soon! As soon as it’s finished, it will be accessible here.
This Coalition relies on relationships with community groups and members to realize our objectives. Sexual health is an intersectional affair; our efficacy in understanding and addressing its many components depends on the diversity of our membership.
If you’re interested in collaborating, or would like to learn more about the coalition, be sure to attend one of our upcoming evening meetings!
Reducing stigma is an essential step in improving sexual health. We support outreach efforts that are engaging, informative, and accessible. Examples of our past successes include documentary screenings, condoms crawls, and panel discussions.