Focus4Teens works to expand access to youth-friendly healthcare in the state of Mississippi by building the capacity of healthcare providers and health centers to provide youth-friendly healthcare. 

These efforts will have far-reaching impacts for youth in Mississippi, including but not limited to:

  • reduced unplanned teen pregnancies
  • reduced STI rates
  • increase in utilization of health services

Services include:

  • Facilitation of THMS’ Youth-Friendly Healthcare Training Series
  • Clinical Walkthroughs and Feedback
  • Focus Groups
  • Secret Shopper Evaluations
  • Tailored Technical Assistance

For more information, contact Director of Healthcare and Community Engagement, Whitney French, at

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Choose Your Method Tool

Choose Your Method is an interactive tool created for youth in Tunica, Quitman, Coahoma, and Tate counties to educate young people in Mississippi about birth control and STI prevention methods and how to access these methods in their community.

  • Filter through different birth control and STI prevention methods based on your needs
  • See if the method requires a doctor, over the counter access or nothing at all
  • Learn about length of use, price, where to get it, and how to use it
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