General Public Adolescent Health Resources

Image of four adolescents sitting at a table talking and eating.

This page provides general public health resources for adolescent health issues.

Children's Hospitals and Clinics Adolescent Tip Cards
http://www.childrenshc.org

Early Adolescence (10 to 13 Years) Tip Card

Middle Adolescence (14 to 16 Years) Tip Card

Late Adolescence (17 to 21 Years) Tip Card

Healthy Minnesotans: Strategies for Public Health, Volume 2
Child and Adolescent Growth and Development (PDF: 807 KB/ 72 pages)

This document describes effective strategies to improve the health of children and adolescents. It includes strategies on parenting and youth development, childhood asthma, childhood lead poisoning, early identification of children with special health needs, iron deficiency anemia, and others.

Healthy People 2010
http://www.healthypeople.gov/

Healthy People 2010 is the prevention agenda for the Nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats. It can be used by many different people: States, communities, professional organizations, and others, to help them develop programs to improve health.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
http://mchb.hrsa.gov/default.htm

The federal agency responsible for advancing the health of mothers, children, youth and families. It's mission is to provide leadership and to work in partnership with states, communities, public-private partners and families to strengthen the maternal and child health infrastructure, assure the availability and use of medical homes, and build the knowledge and human resources necessary to improve the health of the maternal and child health population.

Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP)
http://www.moappp.org

MOAPPP’s mission is strengthening policies and programs related to adolescent pregnancy, prevention and parenting in Minnesota. Under Quick Links, go to “Data and Factsheets” for county teen pregnancy and birth data. This site also includes state/national data and reports, for example the "2007 Minnesota Adolescent Health Report." Also, the Minnesota Sexuality Education Resource Review Panel (MSERRP) (under Curriculum Review) reviews curricula and provides recommendations.

National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC)
http://nahic.ucsf.edu

Collects, analyzes and disseminates information relevant to adolescent health.

The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/AdolescentHealth/NationalInitiative/index.htm

Provides information on the Healthy People 2010 goals that relate to adolescents.