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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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About Us – Healthy Teen Network

Date: October 1, 2017

Healthy Teen Network envisions a world where all adolescents and young adults lead healthy and fulfilling lives. We promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. Founded in 1979, we promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation,…

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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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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: Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health

Date: September 20, 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 health promotion, or a holistic approach we call Youth 360⁰, is the best way to achieve positive health and well-being outcomes for all youth. How…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Health promotion & the social determinants of health. Baltimore: Author. Available from http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-health-promotion-social-determinants-health/
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