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Moderator: Jamia Wilson, YTH Executive Director and member, #femfuture The feminist movement has frequently been declared dead by mainstream media. “Where’s the young feminists?” Online feminism uses the power of social media and the internet to uplift young women. #femfuture is an experiment in movement building that […]

*Nancy Lublin: Texting that Can Save Lives* Monday April 7th Plenary: 1:30-2:15pm Mapping Big Data, Infographics and other Good Stuff* Data, data, data. How do we cut through the clutter? With visuals, of course. Whether using geolocation data to map trends and epidemics, or using research data in […]

Monday, April 7th 10:00-10:05am *Wellet: A Wellness Program for Universities and their Students* Betsy Eble, Wellet – @wearewellet Passion inspires all of us – and you guys are really passionate, so I’m super excited to be here. You are using honesty & empathy to change the world […]

Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Moderator: Jacqueline Emerson – She’s So Boss & Hunger Games‘ Foxface Panelists: Jack Andraka – Intel Science Award Winner Adora Svitak – TED2010 Speaker: What Adults Can Learn From Kids Niharika Bedekar – Founder of a group that educates girls on puberty Anthony […]

Dynamic young health tech innovators and TED luminaries Jack Andraka, Jacqueline Emerson and Adora Svitak open YTH Live 2014.

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YTH Youth Advisory Board Member Erin McKelle chats one-on-one with Emily May of Hollaback!


Interested in using blogs, podcasts, Facebook and Twitter, but not sure where to start? Want to increase your organization’s reach?


Join us - students and volunteers - at REACH Ashland Youth Center for the best Hackathon ever!


Kunal Arora of YTH's Youth Advisory Board reflects on Oregon Reminders text message program.

Oregon Reminders medicaiton text messages

YTH Youth Advisory Board member Erin McKelle highlights the innovative approaches to promoting NEDA Week.

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Don't miss She's So Boss host and actress in conversation -- INSPIRED: Youth Driven Innovation -- at YTH Live 2014.

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Hear all about the National Condom Month and how to celebrate, from Youth Advisory Board Member Cindy Le.

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Learn how to celebrate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day from Youth Advisory Board Member, Wayne Sy.


Networking can be empowering. Learn how from Youth Advisory Board member, Anthony Sis.

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Each year, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) works to shatter myths teens have about drugs and substance abuse.

Social Media

15 and pregnant, Youth Advisory Board member Gloria Malone made a choice. What tech helps others make theirs?

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Fay Arjomani, Vodafone dreams big about unleashing mobile and data for good.

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Just in time for National Mentoring Month, get advice on sexy public health careers.

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After a year of growth and exploration, we're psyched for what's in store in 2014.

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Who are tomorrow's leaders in youth health? Here's our pick.

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Meet Jamia and learn about YTH's innovative intergenerational leadership model.

Jamia Wilson

Matthew Holt on how health data and tech are exploding.

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Kids' lives are more complex than a "No Bullying " slogan.

National Bullying Prevention Month

Want help tackle health disparities? Apply today for YTH's Youth Advisory Board.

Youth health leadership opportunity

If you're a parent of a college student, think condoms and mobile apps for back to school.

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With all the money pouring into online interactive education, why isn't sex education part of the curricula?

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Reality show contestants have said damning things on webcam that they don’t show you on TV.

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Social media campaigns weigh in on a heated debate about teen pregnancy.

Teen pregancy #noteenshame Candie's

Each June, Pride events happen all over the country. Find out why Pride still matters.

Rainbow flag Pride month in June

There is still stigma around HIV testing. It’s time for a change.

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We need to change our culture in order to stop the violence in our communities.

Start Strong Teens to prevent dating violence and abuse

YTH Live 2013 was a huge success with over 500 attendees.

YTH Live 2013 Jessica Ken & Natasha Vianna

When you don’t have it you don’t think about it; when you do have it it’s all you think about.

The way to engage with teens is through 2-way communication in fully integrated campaigns, with a group you understand. Your decision about what to do should depend on YOUR GOALS and your audience.

When we talk about “comprehensive sex ed” it frequently means we talk about birth control & just throw in some anatomy. Comprehensive is a big word – how can we re-envision that to be something better? .. and how can we be funny, clever, & a voice that teens hear?

HIV FOCUS program’s goal is to support CDC-recommended routine HIV screening as a standard of care, to reduce the number of people who don’t know their status, and change public perception about HIV. Hear from our local partners.

Be ethical: big data has significant implications for civil rights & society. handle with care & be responsible. Protect the privacy of people & their health information.

We trust women to give birth & deal with miscarriage – why do we not trust women to take the abortion pill, control their bodies, “handle” information about their options?

We needed to recognize that it was a difficult choice although a positive one.
We needed to recognize that teens needed to feel control over this choice.
These things were key to our story.

The Y-T-H name is new but our commitment to educating & advocating for young people is stronger than ever.

You have to have conversations for consensual sex. I’m really interested in the messy bits, the physical bits, the awkward parts, the parts we don’t talk about. – Erica Lorraine

If you can’t make it to San Francisco, you can watch the plenary addresses via Livestream here. Use #ythlive to chat about it and ask questions of the speakers.

Welcome to San Francisco. This is our sixth year getting together to learn, discuss, and connect about youth + tech + health.

YTH Live crowd

YTH: The look is new and our commitment to being a source of innovation and leadership in educating young people is stronger than ever.

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Join amazing minds in health tech and youth advocacy on April 6–8, 2014 in San Francisco.

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Sneak peak at the Sessions for 2014, covering gamification, apps, wearables and more.

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The opening panel at YTH Live will feature 5 young innovators in the tech, mobilization and health fields moderated by Jacqueline Emerson from She's So Boss and Hunger Games.

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Check out this schedule to plan your perfect YTH Live 2014. With links to the sessions, posters and plenaries, you'll be all set in no time.

YTH Live schedule planning

A unique chance for innovative brands and entrepreneurs to connect with an audience of technology and health consumers.

Health Tech Sponsor Table

Join our Premier Sponsors: Ford Foundation, Vodafone Americas Foundation, Health 2.0, National Institute of Mental Health, and more.

YTH Live 2014 sponsor logos

This diverse group of technology and health experts, and youth leaders are designing a fantastic conference.

YTH Live youth technology health conference

We've got tickets for everyone - students, adult chaperones with students, and full-blown adults.

YTH Live schedule planning

YTH Live 2014 takes place at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Special room rates are now available.

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Pitch your session for the premier conference on technology solutions for youth health. Abstract submission closed late November.

YTH Live youth technology health conference

Need help convincing your boss to send you to YTH Live 2014? Customize this handy letter template.

YTH Live letter to your employer

Highlights, presentations, videos, and more from last year's YTH Live conference.

YTH Live crowd

A breakthrough mobile program that connects immigrant women to critical healthcare and domestic violence services.

Unete Latina domestic violence care mobile website

A Tumblr page for California high schoolers of color that combines pop culture and a positive, inspirational vibe.

Today is for Tomorrow Tumblr high school youth

An mHealth program that provides a private, secure way for people to set their own health reminders via customizable text messages.

Oregon Reminders medicaiton text messages

“Thanks to the creativity and vision of these developers, young people now have a new line of defense against violence in their lives.” Vice President Joe Biden

Circle of 6 domestic violence app phone

Just/Us uses social media to reach ethnic minority young adults to with discussions and information aimed at HIV prevention and intervention.

Just/Us Facebook Page HIV prevention and intervention

First of its kind in the nation, the award-winning SexINFO is a sexual health text messaging program for youth in San Francisco.

SexINFO youth sexual health text messaging
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Join the tech innovators working for adolescent health and wellness at the premiere San Francisco event.

YTH Live conference on youth health and technology

Meet new ED Jamia Wilson. Join a Google+ Hangout on November 19 at 11am PT.

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Recording: mHealth experts including Voxiva, Planned Parenthood, and RipRoad.

mHealth for youth Google Hangout text messaging

Research on how youth use social media, mobile phones, search, and websites to learn about sex.

Youth Health in the Digital Age white paper cover

Looking for HIV testing, birth control, or an expert health provider? Use this health clinic locator to find the nearest free or low-cost health services.

Health clinic locator mobile website

Fact sheets to help you manage your social media and new media, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

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Resources by YTH about sexual health, adolescent health, and technology.

Resources and reports on youth technology and heath

Where to get data on teen behaviors regarding alcohol, drug, and tobacco use as well as prevention tips.

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Information on scientifically-tested foundations for developing new programs and research for youth health.

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Resources such as videos, fact sheets, and clinic locators for those working on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and public perception.

HIV AIDS adolescents

Information on optimal health services, health disparities, and social support and advocacy for LGBTQ youth.

LGBTQ youth health resources

Information on current mental health clinical trials, tools for educators, and free access to publications on adolescent mental health.

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Learn how to effectively adopt and integrate new media and mHealth into youth health programs.

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These resources can help youth learn positive physical health they can carry into adulthood.

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Learn more about the current policies, debates, and issues in adolescent reproductive rights and sexual health advocacy.

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Where to go for a wealth of tools and data on STD and STI prevention for adolescents.

STD prevention health youth

Get data and scholarly articles on current trends, updates on policy and law, and tools for educating youth about reproductive health.

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Who's talking about latest news, research findings, and developments within the fields of youth health and technology.

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