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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...

2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report

Taking Care & Taking ActionFrom Our President & CEO Janet Max, MPH, CHESIn the 2023 fiscal year (October 2022 through September 2023), we added new staff to our team, launched our research to practice center, Thrivology alongside the Johns Hopkins Center for...

Young Parents Stories – Lucero & Carmen

Young Parents Stories – Lucero & Carmen

  A story from the Young Parents StoriesLucero (she/her) and Carmen (she/her) have been there for each other since they were born. Having been in juvenile justice and the foster care system, the twin sisters have non-traditional pathways toward economic security...

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...

Young Parents Stories

Young Parents Stories

A storytelling project aimed at portraying the realities of young parents while navigating the foster care system.Why It Matters Stories are transformative and have the power to bring about change. Stories provide a practical and sustainable structure for sharing...

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

Daring to DreamFrom Our President & CEO Janet Max, MPH, CHESWe know that these last few years haven’t been easy. We’ve collectively adapted to pandemic life, shifting our work to adapt to remote work, and dealing with the aftermath of the Dobbs decision and the...

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Collaboration in times of crisisFrom Our President & CEO Janet Max, MPH, CHESOur 2021 annual report remembers and celebrates our accomplishments, not the least of which is how we’ve been able to collaborate and work together despite the challenges of navigating...

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...

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

Connecting Together From AfarFrom Our President & CEO Janet Max, MPH, CHESOur 2020 annual report remembers and celebrates our accomplishments, not the least of which is how we’ve been able to adapt our services and resources to meet the needs of our members during...

COVID Love* Stories

COVID Love* Stories

hilarious, devastating, awkward, frustrating, and fun moments of love and intimacy during a global pandemicWhat It Is COVID Love* Stories is our nationwide campaign that gathers and shares young people’s stories of love and intimacy during the global pandemic. We...

Activate Collective

Activate Collective

Bridging the gap between research and practiceWhat It Is From 2020 to 2022, Healthy Teen Network partnered with Child Trends and Chapin Hall to develop and disseminate research-based practice resources for professionals who work with youth. The Activate project was...

Are You Ready to ROCK?

Are You Ready to ROCK?

Are You Ready to ROCK? 4 Ways to Revive Your Sex EdSex Education CollaborativeAs a member of the Sex Education Collaborative (SEC), Healthy Teen Network is pleased to share expert advice from LeKara Simmons, one of the Sex Education Collaborative members, on how to...

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...

ReSHAPING

ReSHAPING

A partnership to bring you the latest research in one place.Where We Started ReSHAPING began as an informal research alliance that met to discuss opportunities for joint manuscripts, presentations, trainings and potential projects.  With funding from the Annie E....

Zola Healthbot Project

Zola Healthbot Project

Breaking down science with humor and honest answers, from videos to infographics to a chatbot.Where We Started We had the challenge of developing an educational yet entertaining campaign to increase HPV vaccination. We focused on prime audiences who could benefit from...

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