Monday, February 8, 2016

Using Volt for a Healthy Future

Healthy Teen Network is pleased to release a comprehensive set of adolescent and young men’s health materials through Volt, our project to generate energy around adolescent and young adult men’s (AYAM) health and wellbeing. Volt seeks to increase AYAM knowledge on, access to and utilization of primary care, sexual and reproductive, and other health services. Healthy Teen Network developed the materials for adolescent and young men, parents and caring adults (such as coaches, mentors, pastors, and youth workers), and health education professionals audiences. The materials will position AYAM themselves and the adults who support them to improve young people’s knowledge in 20 health subjects and increase their access to and utilization of health care services. The Volt resource suite includes: • Generate My Healthy Future Plan, a health assessment and planning tool for AYAM; • Facilitator Guide, a companion guide for parents and caring adults; • Health Educator Resource and Opportunity (HERO) Guide and additional educational and training materials for health professionals; • AYAM Focus Group Facilitator Guide to support organizations that wish to learn more about the health and wellness concerns of the AYAM • Webinar recording and slides on available resources, for health professionals • Promotional poster encouraging AYAM to take charge of their health and pointing them to Volt’s products for youth. • Promotional postcard for parents and caring adults to direct them to Volt resource • Webpages designed for AYAM, parents and caring adults, and youth-supporting professionals Volt resources are available—for widespread use and without charge—at Healthy Teen Network has also compiled a Volt media kit, complete with sample announcements and social media posts, to support dissemination of Volt products, for parents and caring adults, as well as AYAM. Please consider posting announcements about these important, first-of-their-kind health education resources for adolescent and young adult men and the adults who care about their well-being. Please contact Gina Desiderio, Director of Marketing and Communications, for further information or assistance.

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