Date: June 27th, 2017
With the Youth 360°Innovation Award, Healthy Teen Network recognizes emerging innovations and achievements in adolescent sexual and reproductive health promotion that integrate the social determinants of health. Innovation is a critical component of a comprehensive strategy to respond to the dynamic lives of adolescents and young adults.
We are delighted and excited to present this year’s award to Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP), a community coalition based in Alexandria, VA. ACAP focuses on preventing adolescent pregnancy by convening a wide range of stakeholders including youth, parents, youth-serving professionals, city staff, community organizations, and members of the faith community to implement ACAP’s strategic plan. They work collaboratively with these partners to achieve its goals of reducing Alexandria’s adolescent pregnancy rate and ensuring the success of its young people. A vital part of their work they do to reach this goal is informing the community through a social determinants lens on safer sex, adolescent health and wellness, youth-adult communication, and health equity.
To learn more about ACAP, watch this recent Healthy Teen Network livestream event, which featured ACAP Coordinator Lisette Torres talking about the work they do. And to learn even more, register now to see ACAP accept the award this October in Baltimore at Social Norms & Culture, our 38th Annual National Conference.
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Healthy Teen Network envisions a world where all adolescents and young adults lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Founded in 1979, we promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. We serve as a leading national membership organization (501c3) for adolescent health professionals and organizations, promoting a unique and holistic perspective—we call it Youth 360°—to improve the health and well-being of young people.