Youth Sexual Health in Colorado: A Call to Action
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has developed a comprehensive plan to improve youth sexual health outcomes in Colorado, resulting in the publication, Youth Sexual Health in Colorado: A Call to Action. Colorado Youth Matter and The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance were honored to be chosen to develop the Call to Action with the dedicated staff at CDPHE.
This document provides information and data about the current landscape in Colorado and provides strategies that impact all levels of a young person’s environment. These strategies are informed by existing research and themes that emerged from community input. Action steps are organized within the four “Spheres of Influence” in a young person’s life – individual youth, family networks, communities, and policies and systems.
The document was designed with the belief that youth can make healthy and informed decisions about their lives and future when each sphere responds to the needs of youth.