California Adolescent Health Collaborative

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Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG)


The Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG) is an organized collaborative of governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health of youth in California. 


  • To improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes and health equity among California youth.
  • To increase access to exemplary sexual health education among California youth.   
  • To increase access to sexual and reproductive health services among California youth.
  • To promote positive youth development and healthy relationships among California youth.


  • Develop program policies, support implementation of existing policies, and educate policy-makers.
  • Develop the competencies of California’s adolescent sexual health work force.
  • Promote active engagement of youth in their sexual health rights and well-being.
  • Develop and disseminate data and evaluation resources to support stakeholders in making informed decision.


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