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We have exciting news! YTH is one of 24 organizations receiving $3 million dollars in grants from the Digital Trust Foundation. The grants are going to organizations that are working in online privacy and security and the receiver’s include universities, nonprofits, and community organizations. The foundations board […]


One SXSW competition caught our eye, the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch, in which four finalists showcased technology products for a positive impact on young people’s health.


We are thrilled to welcome Alex Medina into the YTH family as its Digital Communications Officer starting March 30!

Alex Medina

Want to create a viral hashtag like #YesAllWomen or #BlackLivesMatter? Here are strategies for success.

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In collaboration with Vodafone, we’ve come up with a handy infographic to use in discussion with your developers to help you create apps that protect your users and their information.

For Facebook share: Developing a mobile app for youth privacy infographic

A week ago, CES took place in Las Vegas. However, since the show is squarely focused on the profitability of high end products, there was little geared towards young people or health outcomes for lower-income populations.

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We are thrilled to announce that Bhupendra Sheoran has been promoted to the role of YTH’s new executive director.


We review AIDSinfo's new all-round HIV medication app that provides up-to-date information on HIV drugs and allows users to set medication alarms.

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While most teens receive some form of sexual and reproductive health education at school, it is unclear how that education, and the education they receive elsewhere, plays out in their real sex lives.


YTH Youth Advisor Gloria Malone of Teen Mom NYC reflects on reproductive justice.


Time flies when you're having fun! It’s been a busy year for YTH, as we commemorate our 1-year anniversary with our Executive Director, and the launch of several new initiatives.


Why I got rejected (rightfully) on my 20th birthday from a teen-designated space.

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Bay Area Communities for Health Education hosted a #Back2SexEd Tweetchat to explore the future of sexuality education for young people.


YTH Live 2015’s theme is IGNITE. Some folks have been taking the theme a little too seriously…


YTH attends the launch of UC Berkeley exhibit - Birds do It, Bees Do It: a Century of Sex (Mis)Education in the United States


Here are ten amazing reasons to attend YTH Live 2015!


Classrooms are often not the best place for sensitive health topics. So many educators are turning to technology like apps and social media.

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Review of the new app from GirlZone.com.


Humans have always learned through stories, in fairy tales and parables. It is only natural, as we communicate increasingly via technology, that storytelling also migrates to the digital stage.


YTH Youth Advisors Erin McKelle and Gloria Malone explain why the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision matters for youth, and what you can do to take action.


Texting is one of the simplest ways to reach large groups of people, and health professionals are starting to catch on.

mobile texting youth health

A Twitter Conversation on HIV Prevention and Education

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The Social Impact of Big Data, Mapping, and Infographics


Youth account for a disproportionate amount of HIV infections. Many are turning to technology to combat this epidemic.

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Join HIV providers, educators, and organizations in #YTHHIV, a tweetchat on resources for youth HIV prevention and health.


YTH Youth Advisor Kunal Arora learns what inspires Jackie Emerson.

Jacqueline Emerson

Youth Advisor Wayne Sy explains how youth are often innovating... and may not even know it.


What is “violence” and how do we stop it? Leaders at the forefront of health tech convened at YTH Live to share violence prevention solutions.

Closing Plenary

How is the "Selfie Generation" driving innovation in healthcare and technology?


Our Executive Director Jamia Wilson interviewed the newest addition to the YTH family, our intern Treva Obbard. Treva is a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and quite possibly the world’s biggest The Colbert Report fan. Jamia and Treva discussed social media, stereotypes about […]

Youth Advisory Board member Becky Lehner shares her reflections on the Social Media Lounge at YTH Live 2014


YTH Live presenter Alia Roth's new campaign "On Sex and Gender" draws attention to microaggressions.

On Sex and Gender

People often cringe when I tell them that I love teaching adolescents. If they could have been a fly on the wall at the YTH Health Hackathon, they would have understood my inclinations.


YTH Youth Advisory Board Member Anthony Sis discusses Sexetc.org and YTH Live with Alex Medina of Answer

Alex Medina

YTH Executive Director Jamia Wilson reflects on YTH Live 2014.

Opening Plenary

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.

Jack Andraka

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.

Jacqueline Emerson

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.

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What's on offer this year in YTH Live's breakout sessions.


The updated schedule for YTH Live 2015.


Amazing minds in health tech and youth advocacy will gather on April 26–28, 2015 in San Francisco for YTH Live 2015.


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


YTH Live 2015 takes place at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Special room rates are now available.


YTH Live provides a unique opportunity for innovative brands and entrepreneurs to connect with a high-quality, diverse audience of technology and health consumers from across the U.S. and around the world.

YTH Live 2014 sponsor logos

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

Health Tech Sponsor Table

This diverse group of youth leaders and technology and health experts will help design a fantastic conference.


Need help convincing your boss to send you to YTH Live 2015? Customize this handy letter template.


YTH has provided backup support for three workshops of young women and girls telling the stories of their lives through video, music, and pictures.


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

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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

We've raised the visibility of youth health tech innovation locally, nationally, and globally through coverage in over 50 media channels, including CNN, MSNBC, The Guardian, Yahoo! News, The Huffington Post, The Journal of Adolescent Health, NBC, LatinoMSN and more.

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YTH Live 2014 ignited ideas, captured imaginations, and built partnerships that will grow and deepen throughout the year– and beyond.

YTH Live conference on youth health and technology

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

Jamia Wilson

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.

social media fact sheets how tos

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.

evidence based programs

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.

teen mental health

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

mobile texting youth health

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

youth nutrition and physical fitness

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

adolescent sexual health advocacy

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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