Teen Health Mississippi
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Teen Health Mississippi is the youth sexual and reproductive health arm of Mississippi First. Teen Health Mississippi is a made up of a team of passionate individuals who work with their hearts, hands, and minds to improve the sexual health of Mississippi teens so that they may grow into healthy adults and move Mississippi forward. Our organization works to train adults who serve Mississippi teens, such as teachers and healthcare providers, so that they may meet the unique sexual health needs of Mississippi teens. We also advocate for policies that contribute to an environment in which teens are able to live safe and healthy lives. We envision a Mississippi built on a foundation of healthy communities in which all teens have access to high-quality sex education and youth-friendly healthcare services. All of Teen Health Mississippi’s work is conducted in partnership with youth and falls within three primary domains: 1) Policy & Advocacy - We champion policies at state, local, and organizational levels that improve teen sexual health. 2) Training - We provide training and resources to build the capacity of youth-serving adults and organizations to effectively implement strategies, programs, and services. 3) Programs & Initiatives - We support the implementation of programs and strategies that are informed by research and best practices that target risk and protective factors that influence teen sexual behavior.