Teen Health Mississippi works to ensure that Mississippi teens are empowered with the essential knowledge, skills, and resources to make informed, responsible, and respectful decisions about their sexual health; this includes being supported by well-trained and empathetic adults. Teen Health Mississippi’s role is to ensure that youth-serving adults have the capacity to address the unique sexual health needs of Mississippi teens.
We have developed two initiatives that provide education and resources to teens, healthcare providers, and educators to help create an enabling environment for Mississippi teens to protect their health and reach their full potential. Focused Pregnancy Prevention for Mississippi Teens (Focus4Teens) is dedicated to reducing teen pregnancy and improving the lives of adolescents in the Mississippi Delta. Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART) works with Mississippi school districts to increase adoption and implementation of abstinence-plus sex education policies and evidence-based, medically accurate, and age-appropriate programs.