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Human-Centered Design
In/Tend

In/Tend

In/Tend is a vibrant ecosystem of dreamers, doers, and change-makers who push the boundaries of imagination to develop innovative approaches to adolescent health.Where We Started In/Tend is grounded and nourished by the wealth of information and foundation of...

Real Talk Evaluation

Real Talk Evaluation

Real Talk modernizes sex education by capitalizing on youths’ desire to engage in peer sharing. Where We Started Real Talk modernizes sex education by capitalizing on youths’ desire to engage in peer sharing. Real Talk was developed through the 2015-2021 Innovation...

DC Next!

DC Next!

Centering young people as valued experts in identifying challenges to create innovative solutions.What It Is DC NEXT! is a collective impact innovation network of young parents, community providers, educational institutions, healthcare agencies, government partners,...

Activate Collective

Activate Collective

Bridging the gap between research and practiceWhat It Is From 2020 to 2022, Healthy Teen Network partnered with Child Trends and Chapin Hall to develop and disseminate research-based practice resources for professionals who work with youth. The Activate project was...

Zola Healthbot

Zola Healthbot

Zola HealthbotZola, available as a Facebook Chatbot, answers burning questions about HPV and HPV vaccination to help parents and young adults in their decision to get their children or themselves vaccinated. Zola provides concise, friendly, and empathetic bits of...

HPV: By the Numbers (for parents)

HPV: By the Numbers (for parents)

HPV: By the Numbers (for parents)2019HPV...maybe you’ve heard about the kinds of cancers it causes, the 30,000+ people it affects every year, or that it’s sexually transmitted (through all types of sex), but you still aren’t sure about vaccinating your child, and you...

HPV: The Sooner, the Better for Peace of Mind

HPV: The Sooner, the Better for Peace of Mind

HPV: The Sooner, the Better for Peace of Mind2018HPV...maybe you’ve heard about the kinds of cancers it causes, the 30,000+ people it affects every year, or that it’s sexually transmitted (through all types of sex), but you still aren’t sure about vaccinating your...

HPV: By the Numbers

HPV: By the Numbers

HPV: By the Numbers2019So, HPV (Human Papillomavirus)…It’s sexually transmitted, through all types of sex, it increases your risk of a whole bunch of HPV-related cancers, and it makes it more likely that you’ll contract genital warts…and overall, it’s just another...

Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement

Authentic youth engagement is vital for achieving positive health and well-being outcomes for all youth. Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on October 22, 2018Position Healthy Teen Network believes that authentic youth engagement, an approach we...

Evidence and Innovation

Evidence and Innovation

Evidence-based interventions and approaches coupled with innovation is critical to addressing the holistic needs of all youth.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 8, 2018Position Healthy Teen Network believes that organizations and...

HPV: Not Too Late

HPV: Not Too Late

HPV: Not Too Late2018So, HPV (Human Papillomavirus)…It’s sexually transmitted, through all types of sex, it increases your risk of a whole bunch of HPV-related cancers, and it makes it more likely that you’ll contract genital warts…and overall, it’s just another thing...

Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health

Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health shape one’s long-term physical, mental, emotional, and social health and well-being.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network believes that health promotion, or a holistic approach...

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