Washington Youth Sexual Health Innovation and Impact Network

The Washington Youth Sexual Health Innovation and Impact Network (WYSHIIN) is a collaboration of organizations dedicated to improving youth access to and experience with sexual health care.


The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) is coordinating WYSHIIN, a multidisciplinary network, to explore, develop, and evaluate interventions that improve access to and experience with sexual health care and services, with focus on disenfranchised and marginalized youth populations inclusive of racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender expression and LGBTQ2S+ groups.  DOH and NPAIHB coordinate and co-lead WYSHIIN and fund organizations to improve youth sexual health services, and/or educate youth about sexual health services,  and reduce barriers to accessing care.  


WYSHIIN Program Contact: Starleen Maharaj-Lewis, starleen.maharaj-lewis@doh.wa.gov


The project described is supported by Grant Number TP2AH000062 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Population Affairs.