Youth Sexual Health

Our goal at Trailhead Institute is to become a trusted, centralized, multi-sector resource for youth sexual health, education and resources across Colorado as a way to connect initiatives, dismantle silos, and build seamless synergy across health topics.

State of Adolescent Sexual Health (SASH) Reports

The State of Adolescent Sexual Health (SASH) Report, in publication since 2008, highlights Colorado’s progress relative to national trends while also pointing to where there is more work to be done. The report has evolved from an independent project of Colorado Youth Matter to where it is currently: a joint venture between Trailhead Institute and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Since its inception, the SASH Report has included the input of a community advisory council. In addition to the latest state and national data, the SASH Report includes recommendations to address disparities and improve the health for Colorado’s young people.

2018 – 2019 SASH Report
2017 SASH Report
2016 SASH Report
2015 SASH Report
2014 SASH Report

Working to Institutionalize Sexuality Education (WISE) Toolkit

The Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) Initiative is a national model and is Trailhead Institute’s youth sexual health cornerstone program that works to ensure that quality sexual health education is a component of ongoing school curriculum. The primary goal of the WISE initiative is to advance school-based sexual health education programs by supporting targeted implementation efforts, increasing student access to quality education, and expanding the field’s body of knowledge related to best practices for institutionalizing sex education.

Working to Institutionalize Sexuality Education (WISE) Toolkit

Other Reports

Raising Expectations, Raising Hope: Academic Achievement and Sexual Health (2013)
Focus On: Trends in Teen Birth Rates (2013)

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Holly Coleman, Program Director
Adrienne Wall, Program Manager