UNDER THE CURRENTS

Go or No Go? A List of Considerations for Deciding to Apply to Funding Opportunities

Date: December 7th, 2017
By:

Gina Desiderio

How do you decide to apply for a funding opportunity? Whether you have been actively monitoring notices of funding availability or a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) just happens to cross your desk, your organization will need to decide whether to apply or not to apply. It’s not as easy a decision as it sounds. Considerations…

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Fertility Awareness to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: Has Anyone in This Administration Even Met a Young Person?

Date: November 30th, 2017
By:

Pat Paluzzi

Long before I came to work at Healthy Teen Network, I practiced as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). My first job was in a freestanding birthing center where two CNMs offered a full scope of services to families seeking alternatives to medically focused care, including an out-of-hospital birth experience. I worked there for almost five…

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Leading in Evidence and Innovation, A Healthy Teen Network Timeline (2000-2017)

Date: November 16th, 2017
By:

Gina Desiderio

With the turn of the century, the adolescent sexual and reproductive health field began to focus in earnest on evaluating programs and approaches to determine what works to improve health outcomes for young people. This growing body of evidence has improved programming and paved the way for innovation. Healthy Teen Network is a national leader…

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After It’s Submitted…How to Improve Proposal Quality

Date: November 9th, 2017
By:

Show Me the Money

Proposal development and grant writing can be an intimidating and time-consuming task. We often get caught up in the proposal writing and submission process, but an important part of the fund development cycle is continuing to improve proposal quality. Some grantors provide organizations the review score and/or the reviewers’ (and maybe even grantor’s) comments about the proposal. Regardless…

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How Do You Motivate Your Team?

Date: November 2nd, 2017
By:

Mila Garrido

A cohesive team of employees is imperative to the quality and success of programs and services. Employees who work closely together will be able to wear many hats and work effectively across the organization to get tasks accomplished quickly and efficiently. So, how can we help our teams to become more cohesive? Unfortunately, there is…

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Looking Forward: 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan

Date: October 26th, 2017
By:

Pat Paluzzi

A Commitment to Evidence & Innovation We’ve made great strides in the past decade, and teen births in the U.S. are at an all-time low. A number of factors have contributed to this downward trend, most significantly declines in the number of teens who have ever had sex, and among sexually active teens, increased use…

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Growing Up LGBTQ+ Online: An Infographic

Date: October 20th, 2017
By:

Nicholas Sufrinko

Over the past few months, Under the Currents tackled the topics of adolescent sexuality, technology, and social media. When approaching these topics, it is sometimes tempting for adults, even sexuality educators, to focus solely on the Internet Age’s harmful and problematic byproducts for adolescent development and sexuality. In fact, hardly a newsstand exists without glossy-paged…

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#HealthyTeen2017

Date: October 10th, 2017
By:

Gina Desiderio

More than 375 dedicated adolescent health professionals gathered in Baltimore last week for Healthy Teen Network’s 38th Annual National Conference, Social Norms & Culture: Honoring Perspectives & Experiences. We shared an amazing few days of learning, sharing, connecting, encouraging, and inspiring one another. If you missed it–or even if you were part of the conference–check out what…

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Honoring Senator Delores G. Kelley & Delegate Ariana Kelly for their Service

Date: September 29th, 2017
By:

Healthy Teen Network

Healthy Teen Network is honored to recognize the work of Senator Delores G. Kelley and Delegate Ariana Kelly with the 2017 Spirit of Service Award. Working with Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Senator Delores G. Kelley and Delegate Ariana Kelly co-sponsored The Maryland Contraceptive Equity Act. Signed into law by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in May…

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Abraham Wandersman Recognized as Healthy Teen Network’s 2017 Douglas B. Kirby Researcher of the Year

Date: September 28th, 2017
By:

Healthy Teen Network

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to recognize Abraham Wandersman, PhD, as the 2017 Douglas B. Kirby Researcher of the Year.   Abraham Wandersman, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Dr. Wandersman performs research and program evaluation on citizen participation in community organizations and coalitions and on interagency collaboration. He is a co-editor of three books on…

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