Position Statement
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...

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...

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...

Title X Family Planning Program

Title X Family Planning Program

The Title X family planning program must remain federally funded to continue to provide health services to women and families.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network supports continuation of the federal Title...

Educational Equity for Young People Who Are Pregnant & Parenting

Educational Equity for Young People Who Are Pregnant & Parenting

Schools must ensure their compliance with Title IX by instituting equitable policies and ensuring the rights of young parents are protected.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network supports educational equity...

Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health

Health Promotion & The Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health shape one’s long-term physical, mental, emotional, and social health and well-being.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network believes that health promotion, or a holistic approach...

Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for System-Involved Youth

Sexual & Reproductive Health Services for System-Involved Youth

System-involved youth deserve comprehensive sex ed and optimal sexual and reproductive health services in order to achieve whole health.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network believes that youth in the child...

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Resources and supports for youth who are victims and survivors of human trafficking should be youth-centered, trauma-informed, and holistic.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on October 24, 2016Position Healthy Teen Network supports the development...

Sexuality Education

Sexuality Education

All young people should receive evidence-based, comprehensive sexuality education that is integrated through all grade levels.Adopted by the Healthy Teen Network Board of Directors on June 9, 2017Position Healthy Teen Network believes that all young people should...

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