UNDER THE CURRENTS

Addressing Young Men’s Reproductive Health Needs

Date: June 10th, 2016
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Guest Blog Post by Sarah Verbiest Men’s Health Month is celebrated in June with the purpose of heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month provides a great opportunity to encourage men to seek regular medical advice and focus on the often…

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It’s Men’s Time of the Year

Date: June 8th, 2016
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Bob Reeg

Hey gents (and ladies who care about gents), it’s that time of the month… er… uhh … oops, I mean YEAR. Huh? If it’s June, it’s Men’s Health Month. The purpose of the month, according to its organizers, is to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease…

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Top Questions about Zika Virus Answered

Date: June 6th, 2016
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Healthy Teen Network welcomes guest blogger, Chris Colón, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Arizona, to answer the top questions about Zika Virus that may be relevant for our members working with young mothers. These days, it’s hard to turn on the news or use social media and not see something about the Zika virus. There…

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Teen [Fill in the Blank] Month 2.0

Date: May 25th, 2016
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Bob Reeg

As most readers of Under the Currents know, the month of May is recognized in the United States as Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. As May approaches each year, Healthy Teen Network faces its annual ambivalence on how best to observe the month. On the one hand, we want to elevate public awareness of the great…

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What Is Next for Teen Pregnancy Prevention in the US?

Date: May 18th, 2016
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Pat Paluzzi

Healthy Teen Network has long proposed a comprehensive approach to teen pregnancy prevention that moves us beyond an individually-based prevention approach to one that promotes healthy sexual and reproductive outcomes for all youth, and includes: Utilizing evidence and innovation to affect outcomes; Using a systematic framework to select and implement programs that best fit a…

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Doing It Is Essential & Here’s Why…

Date: May 17th, 2016
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Deborah Chilcoat

Pssst! I gotta ask you something….come closer….a little closer. Okay, good. Do you do it? C’mon, be honest. Do you do it as much as you should? Do you do it every single time? I bet you are no different than everyone else. You say you’re going to do, you even block time in your…

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Make Sure All the Mamas in Your Life Are Seen and Celebrated

Date: May 2nd, 2016
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Guest Blog Post from MamasDay.org People have been creating and sending cards for generations because it’s a simple, but powerful, way to maintain connection and sustain our families. But too often, the Mamas Day cards we see in stores don’t reflect the mamas in our lives, or the struggles they face. It’s a distraction from…

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#40toNoneDay: End LGBT Youth Homelessness

Date: April 26th, 2016
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It’s a statistic that may shock you: Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), while about 7% of the general youth population does the same. The discrepancy is outrageous. And it’s impossible to ignore. On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Healthy Teen Network will be joining people across the…

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A Look Back at Recent Outstanding Emerging Innovation Programs

Date: April 22nd, 2016
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Kelly Connelly

A few weeks ago, we re-introduced you to recent recipients of Healthy Teen Network’s Outstanding Teen Parent Awards. Among the other awards bestowed at conference is the Emerging Innovation Award, which recognizes programs in existence for less than three years and are comprehensive in scope, innovative, linked with other appropriate public or private agencies, and could be replicated in other…

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B-HEALTHY: 8 Ways to Be a Better Sex Ed Instructor

Date: April 13th, 2016
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Valerie Sedivy

It’s no secret that some people find it difficult and/or uncomfortable to teach sex ed. And professionals who support sexual health educators often ask us for tips to make it easier. Through our work with CDC-DASH (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health), we compiled eight key strategies you…

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