This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Adolescent mortality worldwide has dropped by 17% since 2000, yet much remains to be done for solving adolescent mental health issues and increasing access to stigma-free health services (especially sexual and reproductive health.) Advocating for Change for Adolescents, a joint effort between The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (The Partnership) and Women Deliver, has been developed by young people, for young people, to be used by networks of youth-led and youth-serving organizations.
This toolkit is a practical guide to support the design, implementation, and monitoring of an effective national advocacy action roadmap to bring about positive policy-specific changes to improve the health and well-being of adolescents. It includes examples and exercises that will assist youth and their networks to influence their country’s national health planning processes. The toolkit presents 5 case studies of the experiences of youth organizations that have used these strategies successfully. One of these cases is of the YP Foundation in India, thus indicating that these strategies are highly adaptable to the Indian context.
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Using smartphones to encourage adolescents to seek health services.
by Ana Radovic, et al. 60 min read