Projects

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Crush, Phase II (2014-2016)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR)

Crush is a robust mobile health (mHealth) application with the ultimate intent to reduce pregnancy among Black and Latina adolescent girls.

MetaMedia Training International and Healthy Teen Network developed Crush in 2013-2014 through a Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC has advanced Healthy Teen Network and MetaMedia to SBIR Phase II to finalize Crush in 2015-2016. Read more…

The Girl Power Project 2.0 (2015-2020)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

Healthy Teen Network will implement and rigorously evaluate The Girl Power Project 2.0, a five-year strategy to increase girls’ access to medically accurate, comprehensive, and confidential sexual health information. The goal of The Girl Power Project 2.0 is to put the power of sexual health information, in English and Spanish, in the hands of millions of girls through Crush, an informative youth-engaging mobile application. Read more…

Volt (2015-2017)
Merck and Co.

Healthy Teen Network has launched Volt, a project to generate energy around adolescent and young adult men’s (AYAM) health and well-being.  Volt seeks to increase AYAM access to and utilization of primary care, sexual and reproductive, and other health services, including immunizations from preventable diseases. Ultimately, Volt will help AYAM, both independently and with the support of caring adults, seize their own power to take charge of their health. Read more…

Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) (2011-2017)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

Healthy Teen Network currently subcontracts with Child Trends to provide training and TA to the 17 Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) grantees funded through U.S. Department of Health & Human Services(HHS), Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). Healthy Teen Network has been supporting the PAF grantees since 2011.  Healthy Teen Network provides capacity-building assistance for PAF grantees ranging from training, workshops, conferences, webinars, TA and coaching, and resource and tool development. Capacity-building assistance topics range from supporting pregnant and parenting teens, co-parenting, healthy relationships, engaging young fathers, interpersonal dating violence, education attainment, and continuous quality improvement.  Healthy Teen Network staff serve as task leads for the annual conference, technical assistance, and webinars.

Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance (2012-2017)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC DASH)

Healthy Teen Network works with six other NGOs on this CDC DASH multi-prong project, to promote adolescent sexual health in schools through exemplary sexual health education (ESHE), safe and supportive environments, and sexual health services. Healthy Teen Network focuses on ESHE, providing technical assistance, customized in-person training and online learning opportunities to seventeen local education agencies.

Child Sex Trafficking Victims Services Initiative  (2014-2016)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families

The Child Sex Trafficking Victims Services Initiative (CSTV) is focused on building the internal capacity of organizations to address sex trafficking among youth in the child welfare population. Healthy Teen Network, a subcontractor to the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, is working with several partners to identify and/or develop a screening assessment tool to assess potential risk of sex trafficking and develop training to support the utilization of the tool.

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (2013-2015)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

Healthy Teen Network is one of five national partners on a subcontract to provide training and technical assistance to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), including the competitive, state, tribal, innovative strategies (PREIS), and competitive abstinence education (CAE) grantees to support the implementation of their plans to prevent teen pregnancy.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) (2011-2015)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

Healthy Teen Network is currently a subcontractor for Child Trends on the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI), funded through U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). Healthy Teen Network provides training and TA to state and local grantees to support the implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) with fidelity to prevent teen pregnancy. Healthy Teen Network provides a wide range of training and TA, including tools, tip sheets, regional trainings, conferences, webinars, networking, and cluster TA calls for grantees.