The MetaMedia mHealth team is comprised of MetaMedia Training International and Healthy Teen Network. The ePublishing division was formed to develop and disseminate mHealth applications that provide relevant and current health information to the public to improve the behavior and health of our audience. Crush™ was developed and is co-owned by MetaMedia and Healthy Teen Network. The development of Crush™ was funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our focus is to continue this effort to better serve youth.

MetaMedia is an award-winning education and multimedia firm with a 35-year history of innovation in interactive education and pioneering technology-based solutions. MetaMedia produces media-rich eLearning and mobile (mLearning) training and information programs for government, private industry, and nonprofit organizations. Throughout its history, the MetaMedia team has originated and commercialized the development of solutions and products that contribute to advances in education and electronic information technologies. MetaMedia’s commercialization endeavors include partnering with major global corporations to develop, license, and distribute advanced education and technology products. MetaMedia’s headquarters are in the Maryland technology corridor in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.

Healthy Teen Network, a leading national 501(c)(3) membership organization founded in 1979, envisions a world where all adolescents and young adults lead healthy and fulfilling lives. We promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. Our members are engaged in occupations as diverse and wide-ranging as health educators, social workers, clinical and other direct service providers, case managers, teachers, program managers, faith leaders, and more. The Healthy Teen Leadership Alliance is a national network of state leaders from more than 20 states. Healthy Teen Network promotes a unique and holistic perspective—we call it Youth 360°—to improve the health and well-being of young people. Through our Department of Innovation & Research, our public health and education professionals apply time-tested theories—such as Theory of Planned Behavior or Social Cognitive Theory—to carefully craft content, features, and media to educate, raise awareness or support behavior change. We follow our comprehensive logic models to ensure that every theoretical construct is addressed.
The development of Crush™ was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Division of Reproductive Health’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) through CDC’s competitive Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health is the focal point for issues related to reproductive health, maternal health, and infant health. For over 50 years, they have been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, and families through research, public health monitoring, scientific assistance, and partnerships. Their activities and programs provide support to organizations, institutions, providers, and consumers across the United States and around the world.


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