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This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”

ACHA Resources

Sexual Health Education and Clinical Care Coalition
Provides multidisciplinary, multiregional education, advocacy, and research on sexual health and clinical care

ACHA-National College Health AssessmentACHA-National College Health Assessment
The ACHA-NCHA is a nationally recognized research survey that provides precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Data from this survey covers smoking habits, contraception use, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, sexual behaviors, exercise habits, preventive health practices, perceptions of drug and alcohol use, and more.

ACHA Pap Test and STI Survey

This survey is conducted annually by the ACHA Sexual Health Education and Clinical Care Coalition. The survey collects important data about gynecological services and STI detection and treatment.

In addition, a detailed review and discussion of the calendar year 2006 survey was published in the Journal of American College Health, Vol. 57, No. 4. The article can be found at www.acha.org/Topics/docs/Smith_Roberts_ACHA_Pap-STD_Survey_2006_JACH_2009_Jan.pdf.

sexual health topic brochure coversACHA Brochures for Young Adults

HIV Infection and AIDS: What Everyone Should Know
Know Your Status: Testing for HIV
Making Sex Safer
Safer Sex
Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Everyone Should Know


ACHA Online Continuing Education Programs

Achieving Sexual Health: The New 2014 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines in Action
Bringing the GYT: Get Yourself Tested Campaign to Your Campus - Case Studies and Easy Steps for Success Webinar (a free two-part webinar from CDC)
Skills Building and Clinical Pearls: Challenging Cases in STI Diagnosis and Treatment of Young Adults

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

American Social Health Association (ASHA)

ASHA Educational Resources for Health Care Providers

CDC Guide to Taking a Sexual History

CDC HPV Resources for Health Professionals

CDC Sexual Health Topics Page

CDC STD Treatment Guidelines 2010

GYT: Get Yourself Tested - GYT has been successful in increasing STD awareness and testing at college campuses. In the Bringing GYT to Your Campus webinars (Webinar 1 and Webinar 2), college health professionals discuss easy steps for successfully implementing the GYT campaign on their campuses and share their lessons learned. These webinars help colleges and universities identify innovative strategies and tactics used to host a GYT STD/HIV testing event while engaging and empowering college students around the issues of STD testing and sexual health. Even if you are not affiliated with a college or university, you may find these success stories applicable to your organization's implementation of GYT. (Please note that the links below are previews of each webinar; you'll need to click on the "Download" button on each page to view the full webinar).

National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC)

National Chlamydia Coalition Mini-Grants: Resources and Tools - Partnership for Prevention has awarded grants to regional, state and local organizations to implement innovative strategies to increase chlamydia screening and follow-up care. Grantees have created a wide range of tools that can be adapted for use in other communities.

The Sexual Health List

Student Sex Life — this website, developed by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, is a portal that community colleges can use to help their students make smart decisions about sex and relationships, which in turn can affect their educational success. Developed with input from community college staff, faculty, and students, Student Sex Life provides links to reliable sources of information about birth control, healthy relationships, and related subjects.

College Health A-Z
ACHA-National College Health Assessment
ACHA-NCDP Depression Quality Improvement Collaborative
Peer Review Assistance Program