Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands

Project Name

Online Health 4 Young Adults (OH4YA)

Project Team

  • Carole Miller, MEd, Project Director
  • Julie Loughran, MPH, Project Manager
  • Elizabeth SchroederConsultant

Project Summary

Online Health 4 Young Adults (OH4YA) aims to increase older teen access to sexual and reproductive health care by creating a self-directed, online educational platform in collaboration with Planned Parenthood’s existing Online Health Services (OHS) telehealth program. This platform will be accessed virtually through a mobile device, tablet, or computer, enabling older teens to get the information, care, and support they need, whenever and wherever they need it. To do this, we will:

  • Identify what older teens perceive are the common obstacles to accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services,
  • Determine what they perceive to be ways of overcoming these obstacles,
  • Explore the information and supports that are currently available to them, and
  • Propose a design for the platform.

By increasing access to information, resources and services, OH4YA has the potential to reduce unintended pregnancy rates among 18- and 19-year-olds.

By providing an easily accessible, on-demand, personalized solution that integrates sexuality education and care, the Online Health 4 Young Adults program will reach even the most at-risk teens with information and resources they need and protect them from unplanned pregnancy and STIs.