Why do it?

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.

HCET creates a positive environment where ...

diverse groups of people create and monitor programming to advance sexual health outcomes.

I like being around people who ...

are passionate about reproductive and sexual health, while also being around people who support me and make me feel valued.

I've been able to see firsthand ...

through previous roles what the consequences of misinformation and a lack of education in sexual and reproductive health can have on systems and communities in our region. I do this work so that I can act as a catalyst in my community to spread evidence-based, affirming and positive messaging on sexual and reproductive health care.

Reproductive health program implementation is vital for ...

family planning and reproductive health clinics to offer the highest quality, inclusive health care available to Wisconsin residents in need. By helping community-based clinics, I help residents receive Medicaid-funded healthcare that they otherwise could not afford.

While often overlooked in health care ...

community/family conversations, and health education, sexual and reproductive health is central to people's well being, autonomy, joy, and ability to thrive. Sexual and reproductive health is a key component of overall health, just as essential as physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Yet, it is often taboo to talk about and surrounded by shame. At HCET, we help to lift up these hard talk about topics, supporting public health, our partners, and the communities we serve. I am so proud to be part of the dynamic, passionate team at HCET and the work that we do to make the world a better place.

I work for HCET because I believe ...

the work we do is essential to uplifting the reproductive and sexual health of our community.

Coming from a small town where ...

conversations around sexual health are considered taboo, I am passionate about ending the stigma around reproductive and sexual health. I appreciate that HCET encourages discussions around sexual health and embraces all races, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

At HCET we like to describe our ...

work as "helping the helper." Some of our staff have been the boots on the ground in previous organizations, directly providing crucial adolescent/reproductive/sexual health services. For anyone who has done this type of work, it can be overwhelming and rewarding at the same time. At HCET, we are passionately interested in how to help the helpers and provide this workforce with up-to-date, medically accurate learning opportunities and TA.

I work for HCET because we share ...

the same belief about providing evidence-based research to empower individuals to make decisions about their health.

Reproductive and sexual health is something that ...

Reproductive and sexual health is something that impacts every person throughout their lifetime. The opportunity to help everyone receive medically accurate and inclusive information and care is something I am personally passionate about, and I feel so grateful to work along HCET to advance this work. Not only is the work HCET does important, but my team of colleagues are the best, most supportive coworkers I could imagine having. I love the opportunity to work with HCET!