About ASHA

Our mission

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse sexual health outcomes.

ASHA's Legacy

ASHA is America's authority for sexual health information. We are an award-winning and trusted 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has advocated on behalf of those at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) since 1914. ASHA specializes in communications outreach to the public, patients, press, providers, and policy makers by developing and delivering sensitive health information through many vehicles such as our websites, ashasexualhealth.org, iwannaknow.org (for teens and young adults) and quierosaber.org (in Spanish).

Public and college health clinics across the United States order ASHA's educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about sexual health information.

We have a long history of delivering the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, join support groups, and get access to in-depth information about sexually transmitted infections and sexual health. You can be assured that the information you find on this website is based upon well-researched and documented medical facts.

ASHA Today

Our services as well as our clients provide us the opportunity to make a difference in the health, economic standards and quality of life of people and communities nationwide.

Our staff are amazingly diverse in background and in skills. We can get a project off the ground quickly giving clients needed results. Our goal is to help you succeed by making sure you have professionals who are dedicated to meeting your needs and the skills to make that happen. Our charge is to satisfy our clients by building trust, emphasizing quality and the continuous pursuit of excellence.

ASHA has a solid 97-year history of financial stability and integrity. We have exceptional past performance records with our clients, and we are constantly striving to achieve 100% customer satisfaction ratings.

All of this is achieved while maintaining our commitment to our ethical principals and the highest quality performance.

Many times our clients need the small business structure alongside the skills that ASHA brings. To meet those client needs, we formed a for profit, Empatha, which is wholly owned by the nonprofit parent, ASHA. All proceeds from Empatha go to support the work of ASHA.

Empatha has supported organizations in the public, private, academic, and non-governmental sectors with a variety of services. Our client list includes:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    National Institutes of Health
    University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
    Research Triangle Institute
    U.S. Department of Education
    GlaxoSmithKline
    United Way of North Carolina