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Public Policy Platform for Teen Parents: Executive Summary

Date: March 31, 2009

A Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families is the result of a yearlong process undertaken by Healthy Teen Network to identify the most pressing challenges facing young families today and the federal programs that are currently, or could be, responsive to those needs. Young families need access to the same types…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2009). Executive summary: A policy platform to promote health and success among young families. Baltimore: Author.
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Public Policy Platform for Teen Parents: Suggested Action Steps

Date: March 31, 2009

A Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families is the result of a yearlong process undertaken by Healthy Teen Network to identify the most pressing challenges facing young families today and the federal programs that are currently, or could be, responsive to those needs. Young families need access to the same types…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2009). Suggested action steps: A policy platform to promote health and success among young families. Baltimore: Author.
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Public Policy Recommendation: Ensure Pregnant and Parenting Student Access to Education


See also: Our summary of Healthy Teen Network Public Policy Recommendations. (Download the print version below.)     Topic: Pregnant and Parenting Teen Support Subject: Secondary Education Recommendation: Require State and Local Educational Agencies to Consider Needs of Pregnant and Parenting Students in their Educational Planning Congressional Action Request S. Senators: Urge conferees on the…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (06 October 2015). Public policy recommendation: Ensure pregnant and parenting student access to education. Baltimore: Author.
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Public Policy Recommendation: Establish Comprehensive Sexuality Education Grant Programs

Date: October 24, 2016

See also: Our summary of Healthy Teen Network Public Policy Recommendations. (Download the print version below.)       Topic:                  Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Subject:                  Comprehensive Sexuality Education Recommendation: Enact the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act Congressional Action Request S. Representatives: Co-sponsor the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (H.R. 3602). S. Senators:…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (1 October 2017). Public policy recommendation: Establish comprehensive sexuality education grant programs. Baltimore: Author.
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Public Policy Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Date: October 24, 2016

2017 Public Policy Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention

See also: Our summary of Healthy Teen Network Public Policy Recommendations. (Download print version below.)     Topic:                  Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Subject:                  Teen Pregnancy Prevention Recommendation: Fully Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Congressional Action Request S. Senators: Persuade colleagues to include at least $137 million for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and $50…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (1 October 2017). Public policy recommendation: Fully fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs. Baltimore: Author.
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Public Policy Recommendation: Summary


Healthy Teen Network takes positions on public policies and public policy proposals of importance to adolescents, young adults, their families, and their communities. We organize our public policy recommendations in the topic areas of health promotion, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and support for young people who are pregnant or parenting. Summary of 2017 Public…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (1 October 2017). Public policy recommendation: Summary. Baltimore: Author.
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Readiness for Sustaining Getting to Outcomes among Local Providers

Date: December 19, 2015

Readiness for Sustaining Getting to Outcomes® Among Local Providers: A Discussion Guide for Technical Assistance Providers offers a series of questions designed to determine how ready an organization is to sustain an innovation. This discussion guide focuses on sustaining the Getting to Outcomes evidence-based framework, however, this tool applies best practices for sustaining any innovation…

Citation: Lamont, A., Eisler, A., & Wandersman, A. (2014). Readiness for sustaining Getting to Outcomes® (GTO®) among local providers. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Replicating Success One Program at a Time

Date: October 4, 2005

Lessons from replicating community-based programs that effectively address the complex issues associated with teen parents and teen pregnancy prevention in the United States.

Citation: Knopf, M. & Paluzzi, P. (2005). Replicating success one program at a time. Baltimore: Healthy Teen Network.
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Road Map for the Future of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: 2013-2016 Strategic Plan

Date: January 2, 2013

Healthy Teen Network’s 2013-2016 Strategic plan focuses on addressing three overarching areas: Promote an Inclusive Frame Increase Our Impact Build Sustainability The plan is presented as a written report and an online interactive presentation.

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2013). Road map for the future of adolescent sexual and reproductive health: 2013-2016 strategic plan. Baltimore: Author.
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Serving Everyone: Providing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth

Date: May 10, 2018

What can be done to ensure youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are being treated with respect and dignity by health center staff and providers while receiving sexual and reproductive health services? Tons! Review some LGBTQ+ language, meet Aliyah and Jamell, two adolescents who identify as LGBTQ+, and start action planning! Members Only: Access this interactive…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Serving everyone: Providing sexual and reproductive health services to LGBTQ+ youth. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/serving-everyone
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