Adolescent Health

CDC Data on Health-Related Behaviors and Academic Achievement Among High School Students Available

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-09-26

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data that emphasizes the connection between student health and academic performance.

APHA Webinar Series: Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-01-19

American Public Health Association (APHA) is hosting a webinar series, Improving the Health of Women, Children, and Adolescents, with a focus on new evidence to bend the curve of progress. Webinar 4, “Health for All Adolescents: What is shaping adolescent health today and how can you help”, is on February 1st at 11:00am-12:00pm EST.

Blueprint for Reducing Teen Drive Car Crashes

Published Date: 
Fri, 2016-12-09

The National Safety Council and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation has created a framework for reducing teen driver car crashes, the leading cause of death for this age group. The framework includes a multi-year licensing system applying to drivers younger than 21, mandatory in-vehicle technology to track practice hours, a full-year ban on carrying passengers, decals to aid in teen driver identification, and on-going driver's education classes. Read the framework here.

Office of Adolescent Health Video Release

Published Date: 
Fri, 2016-12-09

The HHS Office of Adolescent Health released the first in new series of videos featuring experts on adolescent development topics.

CDC: Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

A new report from the CDC highlights the benefits of dental sealants in preventing cavities in children. Key findings include:

Smart Snacks in School: Report on School Fundraising Policies and Practices

Published Date: 
Wed, 2016-10-05

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated nutrition standards for meals and snacks sold on school campuses to students during the school day through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. These standards, Smart Snacks in School, also include food and beverages sold at school fundraisers unless the state has established an exemption policy for occasional fundraising events.

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH Center) Newsletter

Published Date: 
Thu, 2016-06-23

Stay Informed About Adolescent and Young Adult Health
The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH Center), funded by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, launched a newsletter to help you stay up-to-date on adolescent and young adult health topics and resources.

Sign up and read recent issues here:

Office of Adolescent Health: Think Act Grow

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-05-17

HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)  Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States.


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