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Likes, Tweets, and Hashtags: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Study Recruitment

Date: October 3, 2017

Social media and internet advertising continue to prove promising frontiers for the recruitment and engagement of participants for programs, studies, and campaigns. Last month, Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends gave a poster presentation at our annual national conference, sharing key lessons from the digital recruitment efforts of the Pulse study, a randomized control trial…

Citation: Sufrinko, N., Garrido, Martínez García, G., Cook, E., Manlove, J., Johnson, M. (2017, October). Likes, tweets, and hashtags: Harnessing the power of social media for study recruitment. Poster session presented at the Healthy Teen Network Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD.
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2016 Annual Report

Date: October 2, 2017

Reflecting Back & Looking Forward: 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…

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Strategic Plan, 2017 – 2020

Date: October 1, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes that adolescent sexual and reproductive health is a social justice issue with public health impacts. These impacts are confounded by how and where youth live, learn, and play and require a holistic Youth 360⁰ approach to achieve equity. Download the print version of the strategic plan below.   By 2020, Healthy…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan. Baltimore: Author. Available from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/about-us/strategic-plan/
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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Addressing the Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Sexuality

Date: September 21, 2017

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network believes that addressing social and ecological conditions unique to members of historically marginalized populations (such as people who are women, First Nation/Indigenous, African-American, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander,…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Ensuring equity for youth by addressing the intersectionality of gender, race, & sexuality. Baltimore: Author. Available from
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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Immigrant Youth

Date: September 21, 2017

Immigrant youth

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network believes that immigrant youth (people aged 24 and younger without U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health services for immigrant youth. Baltimore: Author. Available from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-SRH-immigrant-youth/
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Position Statement: Universal Right to Health Care

Date: September 21, 2017

Universal Healthcare Position Statement Cover

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network maintains that health care is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all Americans should enjoy equitably. In the United States, the universal right to…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Universal right to health care. Baltimore: Author. Available from: http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-universal-right-health-care/
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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Affirming Those Who Are LGBTQ+ or Gender Non-Conforming

Date: September 21, 2017

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network believes youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, and queer (LGBTQ+), youth falling outside of the cisgender, heterosexual norm, and gender non-conforming youth should be affirmed…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Ensuring equity for youth by affirming those who are LGBTQ+ or Gender Non-Conforming. Baltimore: Author. Available from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-ensuring-equity-youth-affirming-lgbtq-gender-non-conforming/
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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity by Dismantling Racism

Date: September 21, 2017

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network believes that racism remains a persistent social toxin within United States society. Further, we believe that the ongoing and disparate impacts that racism has on public health…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Ensuring equity by dismantling racism. Baltimore: Author. Available from: http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-ensuring-equity-dismantling-racism
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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Applying Gender Transformative Approaches

Date: September 21, 2017

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network believes that racism remains a persistent social toxin within United States society. Further, we believe that the ongoing and disparate impacts that racism has on public health…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Ensuring equity by applying gender transformative approaches. Baltimore: Author. Available from: http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-ensuring-equity-youth-applying-gender-transformative-approaches
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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for System-Involved Youth

Date: September 21, 2017

Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for young people as a resource to support your advocacy efforts. See more position statements here. Healthy Teen Network believes that youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems (system-involved youth) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health services in order to…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health services for system-involved youth. Baltimore: Author. Available from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-SRH-system-involved-youth/
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