& TEEN HEALTH
As part of the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County’s Adolescent Health Initiative in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools, USF Health, and numerous youth-serving organizations, Teen Connect Tampa Bay (www.TeenConnectTampaBay.org) aims to improve teen access to health services and community resources. The online resource directory and referral database provides education and links to comprehensive sexual health resources and a wide range of community programs. The website features a searchable directory, education for teens and parents, and an interactive blog. Personalized navigation services are also available to help connect teens and young adults to sexual health services and community resources based on their individual needs. In addition, the program offers youth engagement opportunities through the Teen Connect Youth Advisory Board, and Adolescent Health Trainings to youth-serving professionals, providers, and parents.