|Colorado Youth Matter Publications|
Colorado Youth Matter, in partnership with the Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance, was honored to be chosen to develop the Call to Action with the dedicated staff at CDPHE. The Call to Action is a blueprint for Colorado’s comprehensive plan for youth sexual health.
In January 2009, Colorado Youth Matter (then the Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, & Prevention) and JSI Research & Training, Inc. partnered to conduce an informal statewide assessment of local policies, content, delivery, and professional developmnet related to HIV prevention and sexuality education in Colorado schools. The purpose of this summary report is to inform state agencies, funders, and organizations as they build the capacity of Colorado schools to deliver HIV prevention and sexuality education that is effective and meets the standards of HB 07-1292.
In partneryship with The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance, Colorado Youth Matter updated the previous assessment of HIV Prevention and Sexuality Education in Colorado Schools. Based upon the new standards for health education that were adopted by the Colorado Board of Education in 2010, prompting the need to update the assessment to monitor changes in sexuality education programs and policies implemented in schools across the state.
Data and statistics on the status of adolescent sexual health assists Colorado Youth Matter in working toward its mission and targeting effective policies and programs to fit the needs of Colorado communities. This report provides a brief summary of relevant, up-to-date statistics on the sexual health of Colorado adolescents. It also gives a snapshot of how our state has progressed and measured up to national trends over time. This report is created to provide information and recommendations for programs and policies that will continue to support the health and well-being of all teens.
eKNOW is Colorado Youth Matter's monthly email newsletter that highlights and provides links to the latest research, events, funding, and program resources available related to adolescent reproductive and sexual health. It also features a "community spotlight" discussing hot topics or recognizing champions in teen health. Colorado Youth Matter publishes the eKNOW at the beginning of each month. If you would like to join our listserv click here.
This brief was developed to support the academic success of pregnant and parenting teens. It provides information about the Title IX federal law that protects the rights of pregnant teens as well as broad approaches to supporting the self-sufficiency for young families.