Date: November 10th, 2015
By: Pat Paluzzi
How and where youth live, learn, and play matters: Youth 360° is the frame Healthy Teen Network has developed to make it easier to talk about and understand the importance of a holistic approach to health promotion and the variety of factors that contribute to health inequities and disparities.
Healthy Teen Network promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations.
The close of the 2014 fiscal year marked the mid-point of our current strategic plan, and we are encouraged to see the field embracing our Youth 360° frame as a way to talk about adolescent health and understand the integrate holistic approaches and address health disparities.
We invite you to join us through a virtual tour as staff share highlights and successes in the Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters: 2014 Healthy Teen Network Annual Report. Highlights include:
- We developed hybrid trainings—combining online and in-person components—as a creative solution to better serve our members’ capacity-building needs.
- We provided technical assistance on the Affordable Care Act, on the kinds of services young families can expect to receive, effective methods to communicate these services to young people, and how to navigate some of the challenges often faced in the state-by-state customization of these services.
- We conducted Learning Walks with Native Youth Project grantees to document lessons learned and gain a better understanding of the impacts of the project on the community.
- We built a prototype of a mobile health (mHealth) application to support teen pregnancy prevention among Black and Latina girls.
And so much more…check out the full report online to learn more about our accomplishments.
To our supporters, funders, and donors, we thank you for your generous support. Our important work with young people, including pregnant & parenting teens, continues due to people like you!
To help us continue this work, consider making a donation to be a part of our efforts to foster a world where all adolescents and young adults lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
About the Author
Patricia Paluzzi, CNM, DrPH, President and CEO of Healthy Teen Network, has been active in the fields of reproductive, and maternal and child health for over 40 years, as a clinician, researcher, administrator, and advocate. Her clinical and content expertise spans the full scope of midwifery care, substance abuse, intimate partner violence, high-risk maternal child health (including pregnant teens), incorporating men into clinical services, and trauma-informed approaches.