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December/January 2023Vol. 23, No. 10Resource Hub Provides Professionals With Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Activate: The Collective to Bring Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Research to Youth-Supporting Professionals is an online resource hub designed for professionals who work with youth involved in child welfare and juvenile justice, as well as youth experiencing homelessness and opportunity youth. Activate was developed by Child Trends, in partnership with Chapin Hall and Healthy Teen Network, and is funded through a grant from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Activate was designed to bridge the gap between research and practice in support of OPA’s mission to prevent teen pregnancy and promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health. The research-based, online hub gathers, synthesizes, and disseminates information about effective adolescent sexual and reproductive health policies and practices. It also facilitates a dialogue on adolescent sexual and reproductive health between researchers and professionals. Activate maintains partnerships with a research alliance of researchers, professionals who work with youth, young people, and other collaborators to guide the work.


The following resources are currently available on the Activate website:


  • Helping Young People Choose the Birth Control Method Right for Them: A Guide for Youth-Supporting Professionals
  • "Sex-Based Harassment in the Workplace: A Training for Professionals Who Support Opportunity Youth"
  • Understanding the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Opportunity Youth
  • Using Trauma-Responsive, LGBTQ+ Affirming Care to Connect Young People to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
  • Incorporating Social Determinants of Health and Equity in Practice to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young People Involved in Foster Care


For more resources and more information about Activate, visit the Activate website.