Partners in Reproductive and Sexual Health

Since 1994, HCET has worked to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes through program development, education, and training. We work collaboratively with professionals, health care systems, community based organizations, as well as state and local government agencies across the Midwest.

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Who we are.

In 1994, Health Care Education and Training (HCET) was formed out of the belief that all people should have access to high quality family planning and reproductive health care and education, regardless of their income and geography. These services and programs should be provided by clinicians, educators, and other professionals that are receiving the best training and support available. HCET fills the gap between training, education, and practice. We support direct services providers so they can deliver high quality care tailored to their agency and community.

What we do and the Services we offer.

Adolescent Health

Supported focus areas include teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, positive youth development, preparation for adulthood, and healthy decision making.

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Reproductive Health and Family Planning

HCETs family planning and reproductive health initiatives help provide education, training, and technical assistance directly to family planning clinic staff.

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STI and HIV Prevention

All projects supported by HCET strive to destigmatize STIs/HIV, provide evidence-based prevention strategies, and ensure community-based providers are accessible and highly skilled.

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Education and Training

HCET provides education and training in-person and online to organizations to help them deliver high-quality health care services and education programs that improve reproductive and sexual health.

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Program Support

HCET provides program support to organizations. Effective and strategic program evaluation helps measure impact, inform program implementation, and advance the field.

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Technical Assistance

Technical assistance (TA) helps organizations strengthen current programs, implement new initiatives, provide virtual learning, and best meet the needs of the communities they serve.

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Why we do this work.

I work for HCET because I believe quality reproductive and sexual health is a basic human right. As a young person, I did not feel I had open and honest communication about my reproductive and sexual health from the adults around me. By working at HCET, I hope to change that narrative for the youth of today like my sister and brother.

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