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What’s Real?

What’s Real?

What's Real?2023For parents and caregivers, the safety of our children remains a priority. Competing information about immunizations, especially online, makes it harder for us to make decisions. Healthcare providers can help answer our questions, and routine...

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities

Vaccinated Children, Stronger Communities2023When our children are up to date with their immunizations, other children and families are protected too. Let’s build stronger communities by ensuring that our children are vaccinated. Visit the Baltimore City Health...

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age

Navigating Health Misinformation in the Digital Age2023We know that not everything on the Internet should be trusted. But how do we determine if digital content is credible? Learn a few tips on how to verify health information online and how to share information...

Merck Return to Care

Merck Return to Care

The Healthy Teen Oracle card deck centers around 16 unique, health-related Oracle cards with properties such as uncertainty, ritual, and encouragement. Where We Started One of the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted young people is causing a dramatic...

Communication is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner

Communication is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner

Communication Is Key: Sharing STI Test Results with Your Partner2022HIV and STI testing should be a part of your routine—and, if you have a partner or partners, theirs too—so let's talk about it! Having a Conversation about Getting Tested for STIs with Your Partner ...

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health Clinic

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health Clinic

From Mid to Stellar: Youth-Friendly Services in Your Health ClinicJune 2023Join Adolescent Health Initiative and True You Maryland, a program of the Maryland Department of Health, to discover ways you and your clinic can go from “mid” to stellar in the eyes of your...

Delivering Contraceptive Lessons

Delivering Contraceptive Lessons

Delivering Contraceptive LessonsApril 2023Part 1: Tossing Out the BinaryWe know it can feel tricky (at first) to discuss avoiding pregnancy in a way that includes everyone and every gender in the room. However, research shows that inclusive classrooms are necessary in...

Young Parents Stories – Bella

Young Parents Stories – Bella

  A story from the Young Parents StoriesBella (she/they) is a 22-year-old trans mother who gives their all to their family. Their story to find a safe, stable housing for their partner and two children depicts how the broken housing system forces young families...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

True You Maryland Youth Advisory Board Recruitment Kit

True You Maryland Youth Advisory Board Recruitment Kit

Youth Advisory Board Recruitment KitOctober 2021Want to spread the word about your Youth Advisory Board? We've prepared this recruitment kit to make it easy to share. We're done our best to make this kit useful for all our True You Maryland partners, but you may need...

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...

Working with Patients Experiencing Human Trafficking

Working with Patients Experiencing Human Trafficking

Working with Patients Experiencing Human TraffickingDecember 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...

We Must Do Better To Engage Young Fathers: Here’s How

We Must Do Better To Engage Young Fathers: Here’s How

We Must Do Better To Engage Young Fathers: Here's HowDecember 2020Are you providing supports and services for young fathers and struggling to engage them? Have you asked them about their experience or what can you do to make them feel comfortable and welcome? If...

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