Teen Health Mississippi is made up of a team of passionate individuals who work to improve the health and well-being of young people.

“There are lots of organizations that are sex ed-based or do the work of sex ed, but they don’t center youth. They talk at youth and not participate with youth. We don’t just put them in a chair and lecture to them. We have them create what they think would help their community because they know best. They know what’s happening on the streets. They know what’s happening in their neighborhood. And they know how best to help us reach those goals.”
—Hope Crenshaw, Executive Director

Our Focus

We envision a Mississippi built on a foundation of healthy communities in which all teens have access to the information and resources they need for their health and well-being. Learn more about our history and our mission, vision, and competitive advantage.

Our Work

All of Teen Health Mississippi’s work is conducted in partnership with youth and falls within three primary domains:

  • Policy & Advocacy—We engage youth advocates and community stakeholders to increase awareness of important policies relating to young people and champion policies at state, local, and organizational levels that improve youth health and well-being.
  • Training & Capacity Building—We provide training and resources to build the capacity of trusted adults and organizations to effectively implement strategies, programs, and services that are guided by research and key positive youth development practices.
  • Programs & Initiatives—We support the implementation of programs and strategies that are informed by research and best practices that target risk and protective factors that influence youth health and well-being.

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