Digital Story: Words of Girls

Dianne Morrison-Beedy

A nurse practitioner applies her clinical expertise and years of experience to develop an approach to talking with youth about sexuality and related issues. The evidence-based intervention highlighted in this story is one of many to be found on this website.

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Storyteller Bio

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN has been committed to improving health outcomes for teens and young women for more than 35 years. As a nurse practitioner, researcher, and educator, her dedication led to the development of the Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIPTeens) which has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an evidence-based sexual risk reduction intervention that works for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy prevention.

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Sometimes it's the hug at the end of the program that shows me that I've made a difference.
Dianne Morrison-Beedy

This digital story was developed in conjunction with StoryCenter.

Page last updated: February 2018