Build Support

Whether you are building support for a new program or service or working to sustain an existing program or service, it’s important to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, as well as use effective messages and delivery strategies to mobilize diverse audiences to promote adolescent health.

Listed below are all relevant Healthy Teen Network public policy and advocacy resources.

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Conference

July 3, 2016

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Healthy Teen Network Takes a Stand: Position Statements on Relevant Issues

July 1, 2016

Guest Blog Post By Judith W. Herrman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Healthy Teen Network is pleased to announce another resource for our members: position statements on relevant issues for young people. Have you ever been writing a grant, program proposal, or organizational policy and wondered, “What are the important considerations for this issue?” or “Where…

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Public Policy Platform for Teen Parents: Executive Summary

July 21, 2015

A Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families is the result of a yearlong process undertaken by Healthy Teen Network to identify the most pressing challenges facing young families today and the federal programs that are currently, or could be, responsive to those needs. Young families need access to the same types…

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Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families


A Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families is the result of a yearlong process undertaken by Healthy Teen Network to identify the most pressing challenges facing young families today and the federal programs that are currently, or could be, responsive to those needs. Young families need access to the same types…

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Tip Sheet: Art of Verbal Storytelling

June 4, 2015

This tip sheet illustrates how a good story flows naturally with a well-developed plot that takes the listener through an image-filled journey that leaves the listener with something to think about or remember; a call to action, an idea, or a puzzle to solve.

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Readiness for Sustaining Getting to Outcomes among Local Providers

March 11, 2015

Readiness for Sustaining Getting to Outcomes® Among Local Providers: A Discussion Guide for Technical Assistance Providers offers a series of questions designed to determine how ready an organization is to sustain an innovation. This discussion guide focuses on sustaining the Getting to Outcomes evidence-based framework, however, this tool applies best practices for sustaining any innovation…

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Tip Sheet: Best Practices for Community Engagement

January 12, 2015

This tip sheet serves as a guide in thinking through building community engagement and helps to identify key elements necessary to engage communities in youth programming.

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Show Me the Money: Guide to Developing a Winning Grant Proposal


Healthy Teen Network has a record of success in securing grants and cooperative agreements, especially in the topical area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and the service area of capacity-building assistance. We believe that sharing the process we use to prepare our responses to program funding announcements is a useful capacity-building activity for nonprofit and…

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The More Things Change, The More Things Stay the Same

January 6, 2015

If you are a Republican, who can blame you for gloating over the “landslide” results of the 2014 midterm elections held November 4? If you are a Democrat, who can blame you for entering a period of mourning?There’s no way that those among us who care about public policy and/or politics would not have been…

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Keeping Pregnant and Parenting Students from Dropping Out: A Guide for Policymakers and Schools

October 8, 2014

Providing better support for pregnant and parenting students is a critical step for schools to take in their efforts to reduce dropout rates. Graduating from high school improves pregnant and parenting teens’ chances of going on to further education and the workforce and avoiding poverty and/or the need to rely on public assistance. It also…

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