Who We Are

The National Coalition for Sexual Health envisions a nation where people feel comfortable talking about sexual health and have access to the information and services needed to support healthy and respectful choices, without facing stigma or discrimination

The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) aims to improve sexual health and well-being by encouraging productive and sustained conversations about sexual health and promoting high quality sexual health information and health services. Established in 2012, the NCSH is managed by Altarum Institute in conjunction with the Coalition Steering Committee, consisting of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health at Morehouse School of Medicine, National Association of Community Health Centers, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, Project Inform, and Communications Consultant Tom Beall. 

The NCSH aims to make sexual health a common part of our national discourse and promote high quality sexual health care services.  The NCSH brings together organizations and individuals who have a stake in not just advancing sexual health, but in advancing the overall health of our nation. We believe that sexual health includes awareness of human sexuality; the ability to enjoy intimate relationships that are fulfilling; respecting the rights and choices of others; knowledge of and access to high quality sexual health services throughout life; and understanding the family, community, and societal factors that influence sexual health.

To learn more about the NCSH download the full Backgrounder here.