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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Immigrant Youth

Date: September 21, 2017

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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 (SRH) services in order to achieve whole health. Sexual and reproductive health services should be designed and delivered with consideration for immigrant youth. Healthy Teen…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health services for immigrant youth. Baltimore: Author. 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

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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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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Affirming Those Who Are LGBTQ+ or Gender Non-Conforming

Date: September 21, 2017

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 as equal members of society and communities, deserving education and care relevant to their lived experiences. Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Ensuring equity for youth by affirming those who are LGBTQ+ or Gender Non-Conforming. Baltimore: Author. 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 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 at large warrants additional and sustained attention. While we recognize that race is a social construct with no biological basis, the material impact of racial…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Ensuring equity by dismantling racism. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-ensuring-equity-dismantling-racism
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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Applying Gender Transformative Approaches

Date: September 21, 2017

Healthy Teen Network believes that organizations that deliver sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services should apply gender transformative approaches to their service delivery. When so doing, professionals who provide sexuality education, clinical, and supportive services to youth should be cognizant of the environment and social norms within which the youth reside and remain…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Ensuring equity by applying gender transformative approaches. Baltimore: Author. 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 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 achieve whole health. SRH services should be designed and delivered with consideration for system-involved youth. Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Sexual & reproductive health services for system-involved youth. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-SRH-system-involved-youth/
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Position Statement: Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health

Date: September 20, 2017

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 and where youth live, learn, and play matters. Health promotion is an approach that enables people to increase control over and improve their health, while…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Health promotion & the social determinants of health. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-health-promotion-social-determinants-health/
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Finding Common Ground: An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Date: September 14, 2017

A shifted landscape of new or strengthened power players (particularly those who lean conservative) at all levels of government, combined with threats to public health investments that our nation’s youth are facing, necessitates a reinvigorated call to public policy action by individuals and organizations that support youth and their families. This issue brief is a…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network.(2017). Issue brief: Finding common ground: An overview on key conservative principles to support shared goals for adolescent sexual & reproductive health. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resource/finding-common-ground-issue-brief/
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Tip Sheet: Know Your Audience

Date: September 11, 2017

Strategies for Opening Channels of Communication When communicating with elected officials or stakeholders, it is important to understand their background and perspective: this will inevitably lead to a more productive conversation. This tip sheet provides strategies for identifying common ground with elected officials and key stakeholders and tips for opening up channels of communication. Even…

Citation: Suggested Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Tip Sheet: Know your audience: Strategies for opening channels of communication. Baltimore: Author. Available from www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org/ esources/tip-sheet-know-your-audience/
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Position Statement: Educational Equity for Young People Who Are Pregnant & Parenting

Date: September 11, 2017

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Healthy Teen Networks supports educational equity and systems of support that aid young people who are pregnant and parenting to complete high school. When pregnant and parenting youth graduate from high school, they have an increased chance of seeking post-secondary education and being workforce prepared, and they have a reduced chance of living in poverty…

Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Educational equity for young people who are pregnant or parenting. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-educational-equity-young-people-pregnant-parenting/
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