Strategic Vision

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Our vision is to revolutionize the sexual climate by eliminating barriers and advancing healthy sexuality. The faculty from the Program in Human Sexuality together with staff from the University of Minnesota Foundation have outlined a strategic blueprint for the future that will advance PHS and sexual health for years to come. With our goals clearly articulated we can now pair our fundraising priorities with the passions of philanthropic partners and grant opportunities.

Ground-Breaking Discovery through Research

Ground-Breaking Discovery through Research

  • Developing innovative treatments for sexual health concerns
  • Understanding roles of culture, stigma, and resilience in human sexuality
  • Expanding understanding of sexual behavior and relationships
  • Understanding healthy sexual identity and development

Top Funding Opportunities

With your support, we will revolutionize the sexual climate by eliminating barriers and advancing healthy sexuality. Please contact Eli Coleman, PhD, colem001@umn.edu to discuss how you can impact this work.

  1. Research in childhood sexuality; understanding the normal path
  2. Research in love and relationships
  3. Research on impact of technology and the internet on sexual behavior
  4. Test new and existing treatment models for different sexual problems (i.e. test new women’s sexual group therapy model; feature clinical ideas: hormone therapy, medication treatments for CSB, combined therapy and medications for sexual pain, improve cost-effectiveness)
  5. Research on aging and sexuality

Compassionate, Innovative, Evidence-Based Care

Compassionate, Innovative, Evidence-Based Care

  • Introducing new best practices and continuous quality improvement for treatment protocols
  • Improving patient access to clinical care
  • Expanding new areas of clinical service
  • Providing comprehensive and multi-disciplinary care teams

Top Funding Opportunities

With your support, we will revolutionize the sexual climate by eliminating barriers and advancing healthy sexuality. Please contact Eli Coleman, PhD, colem001@umn.edu to discuss how you can impact this work.

  1. Conduct a needs-based assessment to identify and prioritize leading-edge areas of service.
  2. Achieve best clinical practice through building a clinical database that supports clinical outcome evaluations.
  3. Bring together world leaders for expert consultation to achieve consensus on best clinical practices and build collaborations that supports clinical outcome evaluations.
  4. Increasing multi-disciplinary staff through recruitment of care coordinator, patient advocate, physical therapist, physicians, and psychiatrists.
  5. Make services accessible to low income patients through scholarship, financial aid, and child care.

Science-Based Advocacy and Public Policy

Science-Based Advocacy and Public Policy

  • Educating policy makers and opinion leaders
  • Combating stigma and promoting sexual rights
  • Building liaisons with international organizations
  • Advocating for special populations

Top Funding Opportunities

With your support, we will revolutionize the sexual climate by eliminating barriers and advancing healthy sexuality. Please contact Eli Coleman, PhD, colem001@umn.edu to discuss how you can impact this work.

  1. Fund a position for Director of Advocacy and Public Policy.
  2. Fund sexual health campaign to public including conversation of stigma

Education and Community Partners

Education and Community Partners

  • Educating and training of medical and other professionals
  • Capacity building for community-based organizations
  • Training future sexuality researchers and clinicians
  • Educating the public to become more sexually aware and knowledgeable

Top Funding Opportunities

With your support, we will revolutionize the sexual climate by eliminating barriers and advancing healthy sexuality. Please contact Eli Coleman, PhD, colem001@umn.edu to discuss how you can impact this work.

  1. Revitalize sexual health curriculum in medical schools and other relevant fields across the country (Elders Chair).
  2. Increase support for faculty development and time dedicated to educational efforts (Chairs, professorships).
  3. Build a world class sexual health library.
  4. Increase funding of fellowship to enhance the quality of program.
  5. Creative sexual health campaign including traveling exhibit.