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Adolescent Health Program
The Adolescent Health Program promotes and fosters healthy development and the reduction of risk behaviors among youth and adolescents through the implementation of programs, projects and initiatives in partnership with schools, healthcare systems, community agencies, and others.

Adolescence is a unique developmental time characterized by distinct and dramatic developmental, physical, social, emotional and intellectual changes.   Adolescents (ages 10 to 17) and young adults (ages 18 to 25) are generally healthy.  However, many lifestyle behaviors that contribute to or reduce risk for chronic disease and disability in adulthood are developed during adolescence.

The Adolescent Health Program promotes and fosters healthy development and the reduction of risk behaviors among youth and adolescents through the implementation of programs, projects and initiatives in partnership with schools, healthcare systems, community agencies, and others.

 

Top Resources:

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

School Health

 

External Resource:

Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership

National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators 

CDC Adolescent and School Health 

Office of Adolescent Health 

Healthy People.gov

Strategies for Increasing Adolescent Well-Care Visits