HiTOPS is a 501(c)3 organization located in Mercer County, New Jersey.
HiTOPS envisions a world in which youth have the resources they need to live healthy, responsible and empowered lives.
HiTOPS’ mission is to promote adolescent health and well-being. To realize its mission, HiTOPS provides:
HiTOPS implements a model of education, health services and support designed to reduce risk behaviors and promote positive health outcomes.
HiTOPS targets adolescents (ages 11-26) with developmentally appropriate health education in schools, juvenile justice centers, community organizations, and social service agencies across New Jersey, and within the only licensed ambulatory care facility exclusively for adolescents in New Jersey.
HiTOPS is the only free-standing health center focusing exclusively on youth in New Jersey. Founded by nurse practitioners and health educators,
HiTOPS’ collective expertise is in providing risk reduction education and health promotion to youth. HiTOPS has 25 years of experience promoting best practices in adolescent health for reducing risks and promoting positive youth development.
If we provide accurate, unbiased information in a youth friendly way, then more youth will have skills, knowledge and confidence to make informed choices which will lead to reduced risk behaviors and increased health enhancing decisions and ultimately healthy adults and a healthy community.