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Table 1 Core values of social entrepreneurship for sexual health

From: Organizational characteristics of HIV/syphilis testing services for men who have sex with men in South China: a social entrepreneurship analysis and implications for creating sustainable service models

Core value Assessing core values
Sexual health promotion Does the initiative primarily focus on promoting sexual health, defined as a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality?
Multi-sectoral engagement Does the initiative engage key sectors needed for an effective multi-sectoral response (public health, business, marketing, technology, social change, academic, medical, law/regulatory)?
Horizontal organization Does the initiative directly respond to community directives and empower key populations?
Innovation Does the initiative authentically deliver additional value/benefit beyond what is currently available?
Accountability Does the initiative have a clearly defined organizational structure, including an external advisory board that meets regularly?
Balancing public health and entrepreneurial benefits Does the initiative have explicit benchmarks for public health and entrepreneurial success? How are these two core components balanced?