Coalition for Sexual Health
Moving adolescent sexual
Who We Are
The Coalition for Sexual Health is a partnership of organizations, health care providers, and community members working to address sexual health needs and disparities of adolescents across Central Ohio.
To promote, implement, evaluate, and improve science-informed sexual health education and programs for youth and young adults in Central Ohio through organized community efforts.
Central Ohio youth and young adults are educated and empowered to make responsible choices for their sexual health.
- Helping adolescents become educated and empowered around their sexual health will positively impact their health as well as the health of the communities
they live in.
- Creating positive change means engaging adolescents as well as their families and the other community support systems that they encounter.
- Expanding our definition of sexual health to include social, biological, and emotional wellness will help to create more effective education.
- Supporting connections between wellness providers will strengthen the impact we are able to have on our community.
What We Do
The Coalition for Sexual Health supports the sexual health and wellness of central Ohio’s adolescents through three core strategies:
We promote comprehensive human sexuality education that is developmentally and culturally competent.
We work in partnership to implement new and innovative modes of engagement through outreach, education, and programming.
Evaluate and Improve
We seek to ensure that adolescents throughout Central Ohio have access to science-informed, medically accurate, and comprehensive human sexuality education.
AIDS Resource Center, The Center for Family Safety and Healing, Directions for Youth and Families, Education Counsel, Ohio Department of Education,
Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Health, The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Planned Parenthood, and Syntero.
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Attend Our Next Meeting
Second Friday in February, May, August, and November
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Columbus Public Health, Room 119-D
240 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
Chelsea Varnum, M.Ed.
Program Manager, Columbus Public Health