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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Immigrant Youth

October 5, 2017

Immigrant youth

Healthy Teen Network believes that immigrant youth (people aged 24 and younger without U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in order to achieve whole health. Sexual and reproductive health services should be designed and delivered with consideration for immigrant youth. Healthy Teen…

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Position Statement: Ensuring Equity for Youth by Addressing the Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Sexuality


Healthy Teen Network believes that addressing social and ecological conditions unique to members of historically marginalized populations (such as people who are women, First Nation/Indigenous, African-American, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and/or LGBTQ+) is critical for these populations to achieve justice and equitable health and well-being outcomes. Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues…

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Position Statement: Title X Family Planning Program

September 20, 2017

position statement title x

Healthy Teen Network supports continuation of the federal Title X family planning program, which provides federally funded health services to women and families, including preconception and prenatal healthcare, contraceptive care, and other health and screening services. We support sustained and increased funding of the Title X program. Healthy Teen Network opposes the exclusion of qualified…

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Position Statement: Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for System-Involved Youth


Healthy Teen Network believes that youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems (system-involved youth) deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health services in order to achieve whole health. SRH services should be designed and delivered with consideration for system-involved youth. Healthy Teen Network shares position statements on relevant issues for…

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Position Statement: Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health


Healthy Teen Network believes that health promotion, or a holistic approach we call Youth 360⁰, is the best way to achieve positive health and well-being outcomes for all youth. How and where youth live, learn, and play matters. Health promotion is an approach that enables people to increase control over and improve their health, while…

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Position Statement: Educational Equity for Young People Who Are Pregnant & Parenting


position statement educational equity

Healthy Teen Networks supports educational equity and systems of support that aid young people who are pregnant and parenting to complete high school. When pregnant and parenting youth graduate from high school, they have an increased chance of seeking post-secondary education and being workforce prepared, and they have a reduced chance of living in poverty…

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Finding Common Ground: An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

September 14, 2017

A shifted landscape of new or strengthened power players (particularly those who lean conservative) at all levels of government, combined with threats to public health investments that our nation’s youth are facing, necessitates a reinvigorated call to public policy action by individuals and organizations that support youth and their families. This issue brief is a…

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Tip Sheet: Know Your Audience

September 11, 2017

Strategies for Opening Channels of Communication When communicating with elected officials or stakeholders, it is important to understand their background and perspective: this will inevitably lead to a more productive conversation. This tip sheet provides strategies for identifying common ground with elected officials and key stakeholders and tips for opening up channels of communication. Even…

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Navigating the Politics of Public Health: Finding Common Ground in Support of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

August 22, 2017

This four-part webinar series is a compainion piece to the issue brief, Finding Common Ground: An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health. Participants will learn how to advocate in support of adolescent sexual and reproductive health with conservative-leaning policymakers and key stakeholders, including… strategies for knowing… Read more

Youth 360° In Action: Recorded Hangout

August 2, 2017

What determines how long we live…If we thrive…How healthy we are? Is it…What we do…Who we are…Where we live…Our families? How and where we live, learn, and play matters. We cannot expect to significantly impact health outcomes and address health disparities without considering these critical factors, or social determinants of health, that shape our well-being. Healthy…

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