Adolescent Health
Many Ways of Being

Many Ways of Being

Many Ways of Being is an inclusive, youth-centered curriculum focused on gender equity, healthy relationships, and safer sex practices.Where We Started Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice (formerly known as Promundo-US), in partnership with Child...

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,...

Lessons Learned in Providing Health Care Services for Native Youth

Lessons Learned in Providing Health Care Services for Native Youth

Lessons Learned in Providing Health Care Services for Native Youth & Learning Walks2014The Native Youth Project (NYP) was a national learning collaborative facilitated by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), Healthy Teen Network, and the...

Protecting Youth Access to Health Care

Protecting Youth Access to Health Care

Protecting Youth Access to Health CareApril 2022Of all the reproductive health services—testing, treatment, supplies, procedures—which ones can a minor access without their parent/guardian’s permission? Get the answers during this 30-minute overview of Maryland’s...

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?

Why Sex Ed For All?October 2021Have you heard that May is Sex Ed For All Month? Yes, no, maybe? Or yes, but you don’t quite get it? It’s okay…that’s actually what this session is all about. Since 2019, May has been recognized as Sex Ed For All Month. This initiative...

Adolescent Health Equity

Adolescent Health Equity

Adolescent Health EquityOctober 2021Educators and providers must ensure equitable access to sexual health care and resources for all youth—regardless of their ability, race or ethnicity, or sexual orientation and identity. Speakers Desiree Smith and Jerrica Davis of...

Adolescent Sexual Health Equity During COVID-19

Adolescent Sexual Health Equity During COVID-19

Adolescent Sexual Health Equity During COVID-19June 2021Join True You Maryland for this engaging and informative training hosted by Dr. Crystal Tyler, Executive Director of Ci3 at The University of Chicago. The goal of this training is to provide an overview of how...

True You Maryland

True You Maryland

Bringing together partners in six rural Maryland counties to advance the sexual health and well-being of youth here at home.Where We Started Young people in rural counties experience a range of health disparities. That’s because rural communities often face challenges...

Implementation Evaluation of Pulse

Implementation Evaluation of Pulse

Implementation Evaluation of Pulse: Findings from a Rigorous Evaluation of New or Innovative Approaches to Prevent Teen PregnancyJuly 2021This implementation report provides details on the recruitment procedures and implementation findings of an evaluation of Pulse, a...

Pulse

Pulse

Pulse puts the power of sexual health information, in English and Spanish, in the hands of millions of young women.What It Is Pulse, a web-based mobile health (mHealth) app, uses interactive, multimedia features to enhance engagement and support diverse learning...

Crush: Research Brief & Fact Sheet

Crush: Research Brief & Fact Sheet

Crush: Sex Ed for Real Life2018Crush shares sexual health information with adolescent women—anywhere, anytime. It is an innovative digital tool that empowers adolescent women by sharing on-demand access to comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health information....

Pulse, an App in Action

Pulse, an App in Action

Pulse, an App in Action: Preliminary Usage Results from a Randomized Control Trial2019Pulse is currently being tested via a two-armed randomized controlled trial with 1,500 young women. In 2019, we joined our project partners, Child Trends, at the #HealthyTeen19...

HPV: Answering the FAQs You Hear from Young People

HPV: Answering the FAQs You Hear from Young People

TIP SHEETHPV Answering the FAQs You Hear from Young PeopleHuman Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI in the United States but perhaps one of the most misunderstood. To prepare you to talk with young people about HPV, we’ve got the answers to their most...

Teen Access to Reproductive Healthcare in Maryland

Teen Access to Reproductive Healthcare in Maryland

Teen Access to Reproductive Healthcare in MarylandFebruary 2021This training will equip you with all of the pertinent information regarding Maryland State Laws and minors accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare including preventative health services, abortion...

Addressing Trafficking in Schools

Addressing Trafficking in Schools

Addressing Trafficking in SchoolsDecember 2019Through Healthy Teen Network’s partnership with the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Prevention of Adolescent Risk Initiative, this elearning unit is available to learn about sex and labor trafficking. This...

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...

Increase Adolescent Health through School-Based Approaches

Increase Adolescent Health through School-Based Approaches

Increase appropriations for the CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health to at least $100 million annually.Updated February 13, 2020Congressional Action Request U.S. Senators: Submit an FY 2021 appropriations programmatic request of at least $100 million for CDC...

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...

Volt20

Volt20

Volt202019Volt20 helps youth create a written “game plan”  as they think about their lives and plan for a healthy future. With Volt20, adolescents and young adults, up to 24 years old, can focus on what’s going on with their bodies, minds, relationships, and the...

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...

Thriving at the Intersection

Thriving at the Intersection

Thriving at the Intersection: Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Sexual Health Education to Achieve Positive Outcomes for YouthAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education, Volume 13, 2018, Issue 3 Genevieve Martínez-García, Lisette Torres, Carolyn Camacho, Hope...

Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

Homelessness & Its Intersection with Sexual Behavior among Youth

Housing is a universal human right and the absence of safe and stable housing contributes to negative health outcomes for youth.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network maintains that housing is a universal...

Youth-Friendly Services

Youth-Friendly Services

Youth-friendly health care must be confidential, equitable, and accessible to increase youths' utilization of clinical services.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on January 11, 2018Position Healthy Teen Network maintains that for youth to enjoy...

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