Current Fellows
Adolescent Health

Ana Belén Zelaya

Bloomberg Fellow

Ana is a Project Coordinator at Healthy Futures of Texas, an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of young Texans through equitable access to sexual health education, contraception, and resources. She specifically works on the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative, collaborating with child welfare and adolescent health systems across the state of Texas. In her role, Ana engages with communities in Houston and San Antonio to identify stakeholders, build relationships, and support youth in care to make informed decisions about their sexual health and relationships. She is involved in developing and implementing comprehensive sex education programs for adolescent youth and young adults in foster care. 

Healthy Futures of Texas was founded in 2006 and merged with Ntarupt and the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy in 2022. As a statewide 501(c)(3) organization, they take a non-partisan approach informed by evidence-based practices to promote positive health outcomes for young people, women, and families. They provide health education for youth and families, training and technical assistance for youth-serving systems, research and data analysis, advocacy for policies aligned with their mission, and public awareness campaigns. Their vision is to ensure that every young Texan has access to the information and resources needed to make their own sexual health decisions.

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