Posts Tagged health

Meet the YTH Staff: Emma Pence

Meet the YTH Staff: Emma Pence

This blog post is a part of the YTH Staff Interview Series, where we are featuring an in-depth Q&A with each member of our staff, weekly. This week, we’re talking to one of our newest team members, our Summer Intern Emma Pence. A third-year student at Virginia […]

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First Annual Deb Levine Youth Innovator Award

First Annual Deb Levine Youth Innovator Award

YTH has achieved many things since it was founded by Deb Levine in 2001. Deb served as executive director for the first 12 years of the organization, which is now under the leadership of Bhupendra Sheoran. In recognition of her contributions to YTH and to the field of public […]

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YTH Receives Digital Trust Foundation Grant!

YTH Receives Digital Trust Foundation Grant!

We have exciting news! YTH is one of 24 organizations receiving $3 million in grants from the Digital Trust Foundation. The grants are going to organizations working in online privacy and security and the recipients include universities, non-profits, and community organizations. The Foundation’s board of directors decided to […]

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New Youth Health Apps Featured at SXSW  

New Youth Health Apps Featured at SXSW  

Austin, Tex. just hosted the ever-popular South by Southwest (SXSW) conference where leaders in entertainment, technology and a wide range of fields convene to share and discuss the world’s freshest ideas. One SXSW competition caught our eye, the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch, in which four finalists showcased […]

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YTH: Igniting Impact in 2014 and Beyond

YTH: Igniting Impact in 2014 and Beyond

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, the YTH team is grateful for another amazing year of advancing technology for youth health and wellness. As you know, 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 […]

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Seize the Data, Seize the Day

Seize the Data, Seize the Day

The Social Impact of Big Data, Mapping, and Infographics The term “big data” is almost ubiquitous these days—as well it should be. Every piece of information we enter into every new app we download, every time we visit a website, use a credit card, check into a […]

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Build Your Toolbox: Tech Solutions for HIV/STD Prevention and Treatment

Build Your Toolbox: Tech Solutions for HIV/STD Prevention and Treatment

Youth between the ages of 13 and 24 account for 17% of the US population, but 26% of its new HIV infections each year. 60% of those infected don’t even know it. How can we combat this epidemic? With the rise of computer and mobile phone use, […]

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Youth-Driven Innovations in Health

Youth-Driven Innovations in Health

“Self-centered.” “Short-sighted.” “Can’t concentrate.” These words and more have been used to describe the latest group of adolescents, which many have taken to calling “the Selfie Generation.” It’s true that those of us who have grown up with cellphones and social networks have developed certain habits: we […]

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Go Off “The bEATen Track”: Volunteering for A Youth Health Hackathon Is Worth the Effort

Go Off "The bEATen Track": Volunteering for A Youth Health Hackathon Is Worth the Effort

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. Two hours after meeting each other—most of us for the first time—our group of […]

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Innovations for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Innovations for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

As many as 24 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder. Yet, there is still a great need for eating disorder awareness, as eating disorders are often normalized by the media and the conversations surrounding them often perpetuate harmful myths. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week was created by […]

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