Public Policy and Advocacy
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...

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...

True You Maryland Brand Book

True You Maryland Brand Book

True You Maryland Brand BookOctober 2021True You Maryland is an affirming, positive brand about finding, expressing, and celebrating your true self in the rural Maryland landscape. True You Maryland is a brand built by youth in rural Maryland for youth in rural...

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...

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...

#SexEdForAll 2022 Tool Kit

#SexEdForAll 2022 Tool Kit

#SexEdForAll Month Tool KitMay 2022This year’s Sex Ed For All Month is coordinated by the Sex Education Collaborative—representing 22 national, regional, and state-based organizations with extensive experience training educators to deliver school-based sex...

What’s Law Got to Do with It?

What’s Law Got to Do with It?

What's Law Got to Do with It? U Choose to Know Digest, 2020Although you don’t need to be a legal expert to teach sex education, it helps to be up to date on federal and state laws that relate to topics that often come up, like sexting, statutory rape, access to...

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...

Assist Youth Who Are Pregnant and Parenting

Assist Youth Who Are Pregnant and Parenting

Congress should reauthorize the PAF program because it is vital for students who are pregnant and parenting and for pregnant women who have experienced sexual violence.Updated February 13, 2020Congressional Action Request U.S. Senators: Co-sponsor the Pregnancy...

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...

Selling Sexual Health

Selling Sexual Health

Selling Sexual Health: Comparing Two Pilot Recruitment Internet Ad Campaigns for Latinx Individuals2019Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter offer the opportunity to reach large numbers of youth. However, program managers' success in...

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...

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...

Building Support for Sex Ed in Schools

Building Support for Sex Ed in Schools

Building Support for Sex Ed in Schools: Communications & Messaging Strategies2018What does (and doesn’t) motivate people to listen to your messages about the value of sex education? In this mini-course, practice building effective messages by working through...

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...

Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience2017This tip sheet gives ways to find common ground with stakeholders and elected officials. The goal is to have better communication and educate others on your cause. It's important to know your audience, so you can... Identify common ground with...

Navigating the Politics of Public Health

Navigating the Politics of Public Health

Navigating the Politics of Public Health: Finding Common Ground in Support of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive HealthPresentation Available Online & In-PersonThis four-part webinar series is a companion piece to the issue brief, Finding Common Ground: An...

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground: An Overview on Key Conservative Principles to Support Shared Goals for Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health2017With a focus on shared goals, we can work together to improve outcomes for all young people. This issue brief is a tool for our...

Universal Right to Health Care

Universal Right to Health Care

Health care is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all Americans should enjoy equitably.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on September 21, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network maintains that health care is a universal human right, and...

Ensuring Equity by Dismantling Racism

Ensuring Equity by Dismantling Racism

Racism within health care must be dismantled to achieve health equity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on September 21, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network believes that racism remains a persistent social...

Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Immigrant Youth

Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for Immigrant Youth

Immigrant youth deserve comprehensive sexuality education and optimal sexual and reproductive health services in order to achieve whole health.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on September 21, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network believes that...

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