Position Statement: Evidence and Innovation

Date: June 8, 2018

Healthy Teen Network believes that organizations and individuals that deliver client-focused programs and services should use evidence-based interventions and approaches, when they are available and appropriate to the people being supported.

Healthy Teen Network also believes that innovation is critical to addressing the holistic needs of all youth and to keeping interventions and approaches relevant and responsive. Innovations pursued must be based on evidence gathered through research, so the intervention or approach is determined to be appropriate and poised to lead to the desired outcomes before it is promoted.

We see value in undertaking intervention research as the effectiveness or pitfalls of interventions and approaches can be uncovered, and the feasibility of transferring the findings to other populations can be determined.

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.

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Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2018). Position statement: evidence and innovation. Baltimore: Author. www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-evidence-innovation/


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