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We are back from our year-end hiatus, and looking forward to releasing the second edition of Sexual Health Rankings. We aim to publish the 2013 state rankings and data online this month, with the full 2013 report to follow in February. This update will include new data and refinements to our methods.

The first edition of Sexual Health Rankings generated tremendous enthusiasm within the public health field and beyond. We’re grateful for all the opportunities we had last year to present and discuss the project, and for the encouragement we’ve received to keep going.

In December and November, the National Coalition of STD Directors hosted two Webinars on Sexual Health Rankings, which drew hundreds of participants from across the nation. We also presented at three important conferences last year: an oral presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, in Boston; a poster presentation at Reproductive Health 2013, in Denver; and an oral presentation at YTH Live, in San Francisco. We also had the honor of joining the National Coalition for Sexual Health, and attending its founding meeting in Washington, DC.

Thank you for your continued interest, and please stay tuned for announcements about SHR 2013 in the coming weeks.

Yours in sexual health,

Martin Downs, MPH
Project Director