Technology

Drug Use & Co-Occurring Disorders: How Can Social Media Help?

Drug Use & Co-Occurring Disorders: How Can Social Media Help?

  Each year, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) works to shatter myths teens have about drugs and substance abuse. Through their National Drug Facts Week, they provide a chat between students and scientists, contests, and events. This year, I’m using NIDA’s week to discuss and raise […]

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Pro-Choice Health Tech for the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Pro-Choice Health Tech for the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, I think not just about that access to a crucial sexual and reproductive health service, but also about choice and empowerment. And about the time in my life […]

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A Force for Good: Health Tech Innovation at YTH Live 2014

A Force for Good: Health Tech Innovation at YTH Live 2014

Who is inventing the next life-saving technology? How can we unleash more startups and entrepreneurs on social problems? What big dreams do innovators have for using technology to advance health and wellness? It’s hard to believe that mobile communication and wireless technology have been around for 40 […]

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Back to School: College Students Wise Up

Back to School: College Students Wise Up

If you’re a parent of a college student, forget about notebooks, binders and pens, and think condoms and mobile apps when you think back to school.

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Online Sex Education Using Social and Mobile

Online Sex Education Using Social and Mobile

With all the money pouring into online interactive education, you’d think online sex ed would have been tackled by now.

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Is Teen Pregnancy a Public Health Issue or a Choice? Social Media Debates

Is Teen Pregnancy a Public Health Issue or a Choice? Social Media Debates

There’s been a quietly brewing debate about teen pregnancy in the US: Is it a public health issue or a race and class issue? Social media campaigns weigh in.

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Preventing Violence and Abuse with Social Media and Mobile Phones

Preventing Violence and Abuse with Social Media and Mobile Phones

Call it by any name – teen dating violence, gender based violence, sexual assault, drama – we need to change our culture in order to stop the violence in our communities.

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INNOVATE: NEXT
NEXT is a mobile responsive website to facilitate access to preventive services, including STD prevention, sexual health resources, and other social services for youth exiting supervised care systems (YESCS) like foster care and/or the juvenile justice system.
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