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Power to Decide Receives Youth 360º Innovation Award

Power to Decide is on the forefront of leveraging technology to support young people’s connection to sexual health services.

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November 16, 2020

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce Power to Decide as winner of the 2020 Youth 360º Innovation Award.

(Learn more about our awards and past awardees on our conference website.)

Power to Decide is on the forefront of leveraging technology to support young people’s connection to sexual health services. From Bedsider to their powerful clinic locators that power many digital products, they have made it easier for young people to advocate for themselves and locate the care they need. Through their accelerator, Innovation Next, Power to Decide applied innovative strategies to support the development of bold initiatives, such as OkaySo, Momentos, and Healthy Teen Network’s Wingman, which are changing the way young people gain access to sexual health information and services.

Because how and where youth live, learn, and play matters, we recognize emerging innovations and achievments in adolescent sexual and reproductive health with this award.

 How and where youth live, learn, and play matters. We cannot significantly impact health outcomes—and disparities—for all young people without considering the full range of factors that make a critical difference. With the Youth 360° Innovation Award, Healthy Teen Network recognizes emerging innovations and achievements in adolescent sexual and reproductive health promotion that integrate the social determinants of health.

Sheila VanWert, BSW, MS, accepts the Outstanding Former Teen Parent Award.

At Healthy Teen Network, we believe that every young person has a right to live their authentic sexuality. And we see you, the professionals and caring adults, helping them do this. We know you do your best when you're connected to great opportunities and resources. That's why we're here...to help make those connections and support you. Read more about us.