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.”
Sexual Health Education and Clinical Care Coalition
Provides multidisciplinary, multiregional education, advocacy, and research on sexual health and clinical care
ACHA-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.
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.
ACHA Brochures for Young Adults
HIV Infection and AIDS: What Everyone Should Know
Know Your Status: Testing for HIV
Making Sex Safer
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
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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).
- Bringing the GYT: Get Yourself Tested Campaign to Your Campus - Case Studies and Easy Steps for Success Webinar: Part 1
- Bringing the GYT: Get Yourself Tested Campaign to Your Campus - Case Studies and Easy Steps for Success Webinar: Part 2
This series of case studies depicts how three very different college and university campuses, Philander Smith College, a historically black college and university located in Little Rock, Arkansas; the University of Texas Pan American, a Hispanic-serving institution of higher education located 10 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border; and the University of Missouri, a research-I, public institution located equidistant between St. Louis and Kansas City, implement the national GYT Campaign on their campuses.
This series of case studies depicts how three very different college and university campuses, Georgia Institute of Technology, a top technological, public institution of higher education located in Atlanta, Georgia; the University of Connecticut, the only public university in New England located in Storrs, Connecticut; and the University of Missouri, a land grant, research-I, public institution located equidistant between St. Louis and Kansas City, implement the national GYT Campaign on their campuses.
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.
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.