The Movement

The health and vitality of South LA youth are at serious risk by a preventable menace—sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

WeCanStopSTDsLA is a movement that brings together providers, parents, youth, faith leaders, policy makers and others to work together to reduce the high rates of sexually transmitted infections and diseases in South Los Angeles are of LA County Supervisorial District 2 (D2 South LA).

Our vision: Youth and young adults in South LA living healthy lifestyles in a thriving and supportive community.

>>Learn more about WeCanStopSTDsLA in the news in this latest press release.

WeCanStopSTDsLA works to strengthen the sexual health environment of youth and young adults by:

  • Engaging community members to advocate for STD prevention, testing & treatment
  • Increasing access to high quality, youth-friendly STD services
  • Fostering comprehensive STD prevention and health education programs

The Community Advisory Coalition

The Community Advisory Coalition (CAC) guides the work of WeCanStopSTDsLA. It is a mobilization of over sixty community service providers, advocates, faith leaders and residents who live, work, worship, and serve within the South Los Angeles region of Second Los Angeles County Supervisorial District (D2).

Our mission: Bringing communities together within Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 2 and South Los Angeles to reduce the high cases of STDs and promote sexual and reproductive health among youth and young adults.

In 2012, we came together in response to the high rates of Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease among African American and Latino youth and young adults the community. Our belief is that it is in working together that we can make an impact.

Supported by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ office and the Los Angeles County of Public Health Division of HIV & STD Programs (DHSP), the CAC initiatives increase the availability of and access to high quality, youth-friendly, sexual health services while fostering comprehensive STI prevention and health education programs.

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