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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Affirming Young People Who Are Pregnant or Parenting

Date: January 11, 2018

A more just and equitable world supports and empowers all adolescents and young adults—including young people who are pregnant or parenting—to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. All young people deserve respect, appreciation, and acceptance for their individual strengths, talents, and potential. And all adolescents and young adults have a right to comprehensive, developmentally and culturally…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Ensuring equity for youth by affirming young people who are pregnant or parenting. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-affirming-young-people-pregnant-parenting/
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Position Statement: Youth-Friendly Services

Date: January 11, 2018

Healthy Teen Network maintains that for youth to enjoy their universal right to health care, health care services must be delivered to them in a manner that makes it easy and comfortable for them to seek out and receive the services they need. We consider health care services to be youth-friendly when they are confidential,…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Youth-friendly services. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-youth-friendly-services/
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Position Statement: Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

Date: January 11, 2018

Healthy Teen Network maintains that housing is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all. Americans should enjoy equitably. Furthermore, we recognize the centrality of safe and stable housing to achieving whole health. Accordingly, we support policies, programs, and practices to ensure permanent, safe, and affordable housing for all as a matter of…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: Homelessness and its intersection with sexual behavior among youth. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-homelessness-intersection-sexual-behavior/
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Generate My Healthy Future Plan: Group Activity Planning Guide

Date: January 2, 2018

Adolescence and young adulthood is a time when individuals begin to think about what they want for their futures. Youth are considering their futures through self-reflection, talking with people they trust, and seeking out reliable information on their own. Generate My Healthy Future Plan is Healthy Teen Network’s discovery and planning activity to help adolescents and…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (2018). Generate my healthy future plan: Group activity planning guide. Baltimore: Author. Available from www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/generatemyhealthyfuture/ groupactivity
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Generate My Healthy Future Plan: About

Date: January 2, 2018

Generate My Healthy Future Plan guides adolescents and young adults to think about if they want to learn more about, or make a change in their health, then make a plan to take charge of their health. Download the two-page quick guide, below, for this information about Generate My Healthy Future Plan, in an easy to…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (2018). Generate my healthy future plan: Study results. Baltimore: Author. Available from /www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org/resources/GenerateMyHealthyFuture/study2017
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Generate My Healthy Future Plan: Study Results, 2017

Date: January 2, 2018

In 2017, Healthy Teen Network conducted a study of Generate My Healthy Future Plan to examine the utility of the activity for adolescents, young adults, and caring adults. Overall, study participants indicated high satisfaction with the activity and resources in their current form, finding it easy, comfortable to do (alone or with another), appealing in…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network (2018). Generate my healthy future plan: Study results. Baltimore: Author. Available from /www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org/resources/GenerateMyHealthyFuture/study2017
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Likes, Tweets, and Hashtags: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Study Recruitment

Date: October 3, 2017

Social media and internet advertising continue to prove promising frontiers for the recruitment and engagement of participants for programs, studies, and campaigns. Last month, Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends gave a poster presentation at our annual national conference, sharing key lessons from the digital recruitment efforts of the Pulse study, a randomized control trial…

Citation: Sufrinko, N., Garrido, Martínez García, G., Cook, E., Manlove, J., Johnson, M. (2017, October). Likes, tweets, and hashtags: Harnessing the power of social media for study recruitment. Poster session presented at the Healthy Teen Network Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD.
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2016 Annual Report

Date: October 2, 2017

Reflecting Back & Looking Forward: A Commitment to Evidence & Innovation We’ve made great strides in the past decade, and teen births in the U.S. are at an all-time low. A number of factors have contributed to this downward trend, most significantly declines in the number of teens who have ever had sex, and among…

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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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Position Statement: Universal Right to Health Care

Date: September 21, 2017

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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 health care must be accomplished by ensuring that each American 1) can enter the nation’s healthcare system without any barrier of discrimination or other impediment…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Universal right to health care. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-universal-right-health-care/
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