National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

A Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families (Executive Summary)

Authors: 
Kahn, A.,
Reeg, B.
Year Published: 2009
Type: 
Executive Summary
Organization: 
Healthy Teen Network
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Source: 
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Abstract: 

In 2009, a new Administration, and a new Congress took up the work of creating and implementing public policy for the U.S. In this call to action, the authors state that this is the time to engage this new government in the crucial work of ensuring health and success for these and all youth. With that in mind, they offer this "Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families." It constitutes a set of federal policy recommendations aimed at establishing or reforming programs and systems that influence whether or not young families achieve health and success after a teen birth. The authors call upon the new Administration and Congress to advance this comprehensive policy platform to promote health and success among young families. The seven "Signature Recommendations" offered here form the backbone of Healthy Teen Network's policy platform to promote health and success among young families, defined as pregnant and parenting youth under age 25 and their children. The full report, "A Policy Platform to Promote Health and Success among Young Families," is available at www.HealthyTeenNetwork.org (or see AN #17992).

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Publication is available on the Internet for free