Following are the primary goals of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion:
- To conduct research in sexual health that:
- is consistent with the sexual health objectives established by leading public health entities
- is guided by the principles of community-based participatory research
- strives to be progressive with regard to scope, methodologies, and application.
- To facilitate research training to future sexual health scholars and practitioners through both research experience and linkages to strategic partners on campus and in the community.
- To work toward a more seamless continuum between sexual health research and the development of effective public health interventions and policies.
- To partner with community-based organizations and governmental entities both domestically and abroad to foster participatory and mutually beneficial research, education, and service.
- To provide education on sexual health topics to students and community-based health and education professionals through a variety of creative and collaborative mechanisms and in ways that consider the benefits of technology-based and distance learning methods.
- To provide a forum for discussion and debate related to issues associated with public health approaches to sexual health.
- To support a sustainable climate within public health that recognizes the importance of sexual health to the well-being and productivity of humans.
- To serve as a collaborative partner to other academic departments, institutes, and centers.
- To serve as a collaborative partner with faculty from both domestic and international academic institutions in order to play a supportive role in the ongoing development of the field of sexual health.