Finding Common Ground (Issue Brief)

Date: September 14, 2017

An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health A shifted landscape of new or strengthened power players (particularly those who lean conservative) at all levels of government, combined with threats to public health investments that our nation’s youth are facing, necessitates a reinvigorated call to public policy…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network.(2017). Issue brief: Finding common ground: An overview on key conservative principles to support shared goals for adolescent sexual & reproductive health. Baltimore: Author. Available from
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URGENT Take Action: Urge Senators to Save the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program!

Date: September 5th, 2017

The Risk If you have been following news from Healthy Teen Network, our ally organizations, and news media, you may be under the impression that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) is “dead” due to the Trump Administration’s notice to TPPP grantees earlier this summer to end their projects by June 2018, two years earlier…

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Submit Your Manuscript Now! Special Issue of American Journal of Sexuality Education

Date: August 25th, 2017

The American Journal of Sexuality Education and Healthy Teen Network are pleased to announce a SPECIAL ISSUE of the journal! Blending the journal’s rich history in  publishing cutting edge peer reviewed research and scholarly commentary on sexuality education with Healthy Teen Network’s leadership in addressing the social determinants of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, we…

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Navigating the Politics of Public Health

Date: September 7, 2017

Finding Common Ground in Support of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health A 4-Part Webinar Series, with Recordings Available Online in an Elearning Course A shifted landscape of new or strengthened power players (particularly those who lean conservative) at all levels of government, combined with threats to public health investments that our nation’s youth are facing,…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Navigating the politics of public health: Finding common ground in support of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (4-part webinar series). Baltimore: Author. Available from:
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Calling All Storytellers

Date: August 15th, 2017

Social Norms & Culture is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce two storytelling opportunities during conference!   Stoop Storytelling: Call for Storytellers Healthy Teen Network, in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series, invites you to submit your personal story for this interactive session about unconscious bias on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. The Stoop…

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Healthy Teen Network Launches Center for Evidence & Innovation

Date: August 9th, 2017

Training & Resources Will Fill Vacuum Left by Trump Administration’s Termination of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs For Immediate Release  (PDF Version) August 9, 2017 Contact: Gina Desiderio, Director of Communications (443.216.1360) Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pulled over $210 million in funding for teen pregnancy prevention efforts. Over 80 institutions—including…

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We need to take action and make some noise today! 📢

Date: July 12th, 2017

The public is overwhelmingly in favor of programs that support young people… 85% of adults—including 89% of Democrats and 75% of Republicans—favor maintaining federal funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. 75% of adults are in support of continuing the Title X Program. Support for these programs is wide, deep, and bipartisan. Yet, funding for…

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Celebrating Young Parents: How New Mexico and California Established a Day of Recognition (Free Webinar)

Date: June 19th, 2017

July 13, 2017 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Register today! Join Denicia Cadena of Young Women United, Ena Suseth Valladares along with Young Parent Leadership Council (YPLC) members from California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ), as well as Marylouise Kuti of #NoTeenShame to learn more about the efforts in New Mexico and California to…

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Updated 2017 Public Policy Positions Now Available!

Date: June 7th, 2017

We’ve recently updated our public policy recommendations. Check out our summary of public policy recommendations and our recommendation to fully fund teen pregnancy prevention. Healthy Teen Network takes positions on public policies and public policy proposals of importance to adolescents, young adults, their families, and their communities. These resources are updated to include topics of health promotion,…

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June is LGBTQ Pride Month


LGBT Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and in recognition of the pursuit of equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQ Americans. Encouraging greater acceptance and support for all youth, including those who are or are perceived to be LGBTQ, will make communities, schools, and other settings safer, better…

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