Minnesota's Healthy Teen Initiatives
Minnesota's Healthy Teen Initiative (HTI) (PDF) is federally funded through the Family Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant Program (SRAE).
For 2021-2022, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) received $692,524 in federal State Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education funds to support the Healthy Teen Initiative. This program aims to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors associated with teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for Minnesota's most vulnerable youth populations.
Minnesota's Healthy Teen Initiative targets its SRAE funding to the following agencies to reach populations experiencing the greatest disparities in teen pregnancies and STIs through the implementation of high quality, medically-accurate, evidence-based and informed programs to promote healthy youth development, abstinence, risk avoidance, and to delay the onset of sexual activity in youth 10-19. In addition, the HTI implements evidence-informed programs that reach parents of youth 10-19, and adult mentors that interact and/or work with youth 10-19.