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Tip Sheet: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Date: January 22, 2013

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a systematic approach that uses information to make improvements to a program with an emphasis on future results. CQI is an ongoing process of gathering and reviewing process and outcome data in order to improve the program, both during and after implementation.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2013). Continuous quality improvement. Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. 5
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Tip Sheet: Engaging Young Men

Date: September 4, 2012

Young men are an important segment of the population for efforts to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, yet they are often not the target of programming and health care services. The research demonstrating best practices for engaging young men is much less robust; however, there is adequate support to guide…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2012). Tip sheet: Engaging young men. Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. 5
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Tip Sheet: Gender, Sexuality, & Inclusive Sex Education

Date: November 14, 2016

Assuming someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation based on how they look, assuming that all young people are only attracted to the “opposite” gender, teaching that there are only opposite genders (boys and girls, and ignoring others). These are all examples where sex education may make youth of different identities, genders, or orientations not feel…

Citation: Cortes, N., Eisler, A., & Desiderio, G. (2016). Tip sheet: Gender, sexuality, and sex education. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tip Sheet: Increasing Our Impact by Using a Social-Ecological Approach

Date: October 6, 2015

The Social-Ecological Model is a theory-based framework for understanding, exploring, and addressing the social determinants of health at many levels. The Social-Ecological Model encourages us to move beyond a focus on individual behavior and toward an understanding of the wide range of factors that influence health outcomes.

Citation: Max, J. L., Sedivy, V., & Garrido, M. (2015). Tip sheet: Increasing our impact by using a social-ecological approach. Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. 5
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Tip Sheet: Know Your Audience

Date: September 11, 2017

Strategies for Opening Channels of Communication When communicating with elected officials or stakeholders, it is important to understand their background and perspective: this will inevitably lead to a more productive conversation. This tip sheet provides strategies for identifying common ground with elected officials and key stakeholders and tips for opening up channels of communication. Even…

Citation: Suggested Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Tip Sheet: Know your audience: Strategies for opening channels of communication. Baltimore: Author. Available from www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org/ esources/tip-sheet-know-your-audience/
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Tip Sheet: Opportunity Knocks

Date: October 1, 2008

With accurate information and adequate support, young people can make healthy and responsible decisions about having sex and using contraception. Adults can be most effective by providing the information and support needed to promote responsible decision-making in youth and help ensure transition to adulthood is safe and healthy. In addition to this tip sheet, a complete presentation design is available, for…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network & Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. (2010). Tip sheet: Opportunity knocks: Using teachable moments to convey safer sex messages to young people. Baltimore: Author.
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Tip Sheet: Referrals and Linkages to Youth-Friendly Health Care Services

Date: October 1, 2014

Youth-friendly health care services are those that attract young people, respond to their needs, and retain young clients for continuing care. Youth-friendly services are based on a comprehensive understanding of what young people want and need (rather than being based only on what providers believe youth need). Adolescents are often reluctant to seek health care…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Tip Sheet: Referrals and linkages to youth-friendly health care services. Baltimore, Maryland: Garrido‐ Fishbein, M. & Banikya‐Leaseburg, M.
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Tip Sheet: What’s going on in the classroom? Assessing the Implementation of Sexuality Education

Date: February 3, 2015

If your aim is to improve the quality of sexuality education in schools, one of your top priorities is likely to be to provide a high quality curriculum or set of lesson plans. You’ll also want to know how the lessons are being implemented in the classroom. This resource provides tips for assessing the implementation…

Citation: Sedivy, Valerie. (2015). What’s going on in the classroom? Tips for assessing the implementation of sexuality education. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tip Sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees (SHACs)

Date: November 14, 2016

A school health advisory committee (SHAC) is any group that advises on school health. SHACs might go by other names, such as “school health teams” or “wellness councils.” Often based at the district level (though sometimes at the school or state levels), these committees are not part of the administrative structure and have no legal…

Citation: Suggested Citation: Sedivy, V (2016). Tip sheet: Working with School Health Advisory Committees. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Tip Sheet: Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters

Date: October 14, 2014

The Social-Ecological Health Promotion Model & Social Determinants of Health This two-page resource provides a brief overview of the interrelated spheres of health (individual, relationship, community, and society) in the Social-Ecological Health Promotion Frame and the Social Determinants of Health that influence individual behavior and health outcomes. Healthy Teen Network promotes the social-ecological health promotion…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2014). Youth 360°. How & where healthy youth live, learn, & play: The social-ecological health promotion model & social determinants of health. Baltimore, Maryland: Banikya-Leaseburg, M., Desiderio, G., Garrido-Fishbein, M. & Martínez-García, G.
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