NEWS

In Response to the President’s Forthcoming Budget Proposal

Date: February 27th, 2017

Healthy Teen Network is a member of the NDD (Non-Defense Discretionary) United alliance. We associate ourselves with the following statement by NDD United leadership on President Trump’s forthcoming budget proposal. Washington, D.C. – Today’s release of the first details of President Donald Trump’s budget plan is an unacceptable destruction of the parity principle that has been…

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Take Action: Protect Family Planning Organizations Access Title X Funds

Date: February 23rd, 2017

Healthy Teen Network encourages its members and supporters to contact their two U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose S.J. Res. 43 and vote against it if comes to the Senate floor. The resolution passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week. If passed by the Senate and signed by the President, the resolution would…

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Safe and Supportive Environments for All Young People Is a Human Rights Issue

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Healthy Teen Network upholds the need to protect the human rights of all people. Healthy Teen Network denounces the recent “Dear Colleague” letter issued by the Trump administration, revoking federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use the public school restroom that matches their gender identity. While the federal law known as Title IX…

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Healthy Teen Network Receives Grant to Increase Capacity in Public Policy Advocacy

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Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce that it has received a generous grant from Merck to enable us to increase the capacity of adolescent health organizations to educate public policymakers at all levels of government on the imperative of sustaining and increasing public investment in positive sexual health education and services for adolescents and…

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New Tip Sheets: School Health Advisory Councils; Gender & Inclusive Sex Ed

Date: November 30th, 2016

Healthy Teen Network has released two new tip sheets to support you and your work with young people: Tip Sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees (SHACs): This resources provides quick tips to work effectively with SHACs. Tip Sheet: Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education: This tip sheet reviews key concepts and definitions, tips for being more inclusive,…

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New Tool & Guide to Assess Youth-Friendly Services

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Healthy Teen Network has developed a new Tool and Guide to support assessing the youth friendliness of services. Offering youth-friendly services means that clinical services are provided in a way that makes it easy and comfortable for youth to seek out and receive the services they need. Key components of youth-friendly services include confidentiality, and…

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Public Policy Recommendations Updated for FY2017

Date: October 27th, 2016

Healthy Teen Network Public Policy Recommendations for Fiscal Year 2017 are now available. We take positions on public policies and public policy proposals of importance to adolescents, young adults, their families, and their communities. We organize our positions in the topic areas of health promotion, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and support for young people…

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Healthy Teen Network Receives 2016 Sex Ed Impact Award

Date: October 20th, 2016

We are excited and honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Sex Ed Impact Award from The Center for Sex Education. The Sex Ed Impact Award is given to an individual, organization, and/or media (books, television, films, etc.) that has positively impacted the field of sexuality education. Healthy Teen Network envisions a world where all adolescents and…

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Youth 360⁰: The Game

Date: September 8th, 2016

A Gift for You We are grateful to you, our members and colleagues, for the work you do to support and empower young people to thrive! And in the spirit of giving,  we have a gift for YOU! In October at our conference, we unveiled Youth 360⁰: The Game, and we were thrilled to see…

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Crush Featured by White House: Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color

Date: November 16th, 2015

Friday, November 13th, 2015, the White House Council on Women and Girls released a progress report, Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color as a follow up to the 2014 report, and announced independent commitments to close opportunity gaps faced by women and girls, Below are excerpts from the full White House press release.…

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