Clinics that provide high-quality, adolescent-centered sexual health care play a crucial role in preventing teen pregnancy. Young people have unique needs that require special services and programs. Better Together Hennepin helps clinics create the best possible outcomes for adolescent patients.
Better Together Hennepin works with your clinic
Better Together Hennepin convened an advisory board of local experts to develop standards of care for adolescent sexual health care. These standards form the measure of best practices that Better Together Hennepin uses in working with clinics.
Better Together Hennepin’s MyClinic staff will work with you to assess your current practice and provide training to help you strengthen your ability to serve adolescents.
To get involved with MyClinic, contact Katie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confidential care for minors
This training is an introduction to the Minnesota Minors' Consent law and helps clinic staff understand how to protect minors' confidentiality. The training is ideal for clinic staff who have direct access with adolescent patients, including front desk staff, lab staff, clinic support staff, nurses, and providers. For additional resources, please look at our MyClinic resources (view information in the section below) on delivering adolescent sexual health care.
Visit the e-learning module.
Safer Sex Intervention
The Safer Sex Intervention is a clinic-based program that pairs sexually active young women ages 13 to 19 with a health educator for one-to-one counseling. This evidence-based program builds their skills and knowledge and helps them develop their ability to avoid risky sexual behavior.
Better Together Hennepin funds and supports the delivery of the Safer Sex Intervention in communities with the highest teen birth rates.
"I have grown confident in saying "No" to sex when I don't want it, taking extra care of my sexual health."
– Participant from The Annex Teen Clinic
I will practice safe, safe sex ALWAYS! and not just sometimes, because I know more about it."
– Participant from Red Door Services of the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
We’ve seen an increase in visits for family planning services, as well as more motivation to adopt healthier sexual health behaviors."
– Barbara Kyle, School Based Clinics Manager, Minneapolis Health Department
Better Together Hennepin works with these clinics to provide the Safer Sex Intervention:
- Annex Teen Clinic
- Brooklyn Center Health Resource Center
- Fremont Clinic
- Henry High School, school-based clinic
- Planned Parenthood Richfield Clinic
- Red Door Services of the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
- Roosevelt High School, school-based clinic
- South High School, school-based clinic
For more information about the safer sex program, contact Emily Scribner-O’Pray at email@example.com.