To ensure that all Mississippi teens have access to high-quality sex education and youth-friendly healthcare services.
What We Do
All of Teen Health Mississippi's work is conducted in partnership with youth and falls within three primary domains: policy & advocacy, training & capacity building, and programs & initiatives.
* Teen Health Mississippi engages youth advocates and community stakeholders to increase awareness of important policies relating to teen sexual health and champions policies at state, local, and organizational levels that improve teen sexual health.
* Teen Health Mississippi provides training and resources to build the capacity of youth-serving adults and organizations to effectively educate and empower Mississippi teens to protect and promote their sexual health.
* Teen Health Mississippi supports the implementation of targeted programs and initiatives informed by research and best practices that target risk and protective factors that influence teen sexual behavior and are guided by key positive youth development principles.
We work across these domains with three primary motivators in mind: access, quality, and support. That is, we work to increase access to high-quality sex education and youth-friendly healthcare and ensure that well-trained youth-serving organizations and adults support teens in engaging in positive, health-promoting behaviors.