Sexual health rankings: A composite index and ranking of sexual health in the United States--50 states and the district of Columbia
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Define sexual health holistically and positively. Compare states ranked highest and lowest by a composite index of sexual health. Identify available population-based indicators of sexual health in the United States. Discuss current needs for surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation of sexual health in the United States.
Keyword(s): Sexuality, Health Indices
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the director and lead researcher of Sexual Health Rankings, as well as an independent public health consultant. I have directed multi-year, federally and state-funded grant programs focusing on assessing community health needs and developing regional public health infrastructure in rural New Hampshire. I have also conducted research on disease surveillance strategies to advise the CDC and WHO/AFRO; and I wrote about sexual health as a professional journalist for more than a decade.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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