In 2015, we conducted a scan of publicly funded health centers across the state to assess their youth-friendliness. From these assessments with health centers, we found a need for staff training and professional development to improve the quality and accessibility of sexual and reproductive healthcare services for youth. This includes raising awareness among youth and youth-serving professionals regarding minors’ rights to sexual and reproductive healthcare services, including minor consent and confidentiality laws for such services.
Teen Health Mississippi offers customized in-person trainings and resources to health centers across the state in partnership with our Youth Action Council (YAC). If you are interested in scheduling training for your staff, click here.