Activate: The Collective to Bring Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Research to Youth-Supporting Professionals

Both young people and the professionals who serve them need accessible, accurate information about sexual and reproductive health. Activate: The Collective to Bring Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Research to Youth-Supporting Professionals translates high-quality research into practice for professionals who support youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, youth experiencing homelessness, and opportunity youth (i.e., youth who are otherwise disconnected from school and work). Activate curates, adapts, and creates research-informed, accessible sexual and reproductive health resources, including practice tools, factsheets, trainings, tip sheets, and other job aids.

Professionals—such as health care providers, community-based youth practitioners, probation officers, attorneys, caseworkers, program and agency administrators, policymakers, and others—can use these resources to support their work with youth. Activate established and works closely with a Research Alliance of over 45 researchers, professionals, and young people to design and execute a strategic research-to-practice translation agenda.


Funder

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Population Affairs


Staff

Principal investigator: Mindy Scott

Project director: Jan DeCoursey

Child Trends staff: Allison Hebert, Jen Manlove, Valerie Martinez, Kelly Murphy, Emma Pliskin, Rachel Rosenberg, Julia Tallant, Kate Welti, Nia-Simone Woods


Partners

Chapin Hall and Healthy Teen Network