We envision a world in which all young adults in Illinois use their power to achieve health and well-being in their own lives and for their communities.
ICAH is a network of empowered youth and allied adults who transform public consciousness and increase the capacity of family, school and healthcare systems to support the sexual health, rights and identities of youth.
Youth leadership development
Youth and adult training
Policy analysis and development
Theory of Change
These pathways for change serve a dual purpose as social media hashtags to start intentional conversations and debates about the following crucial issues through which public consciousness can be changed:
#YouthVoice: Increase opportunities for youth decision-making and leadership within family, school, and healthcare systems.
#AdultAllies: Increase the capacity of adult and youth allies to foster mutually respectful relationships.
#SexEdSaves: Increase access to sex-positive, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate information around sexual health, identity, and rights of youth.
#HealthAccess: Increase access to sexual healthcare, information, and resources in a culturally-relevant and youth-friendly way.
#SafeSpace: Increase access to safe relationships and environments that support health and positive self-perception.
#NoShame: Reduce stigma and shame around youth sexuality and sexual decision-making.
We work in partnership with youth and adult allies across Illinois to:
Increase access to and equity of adolescent sexual health care services.
Increase access to and equity of sexuality education in schools and communities.
Ensure support for pregnant and parenting youth to complete their educational goals.