Adolescent Health Resources
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How to Involve Youth in Programs and Conversations
- Oregon's Youth Participatory Action Resource Curriculum
A guide for schools, local public health departments, and community-based organizations that want to authentically engage youth in policies and programs.
- Reaching and Engaging Millennials in Health Care: Notes from the Field
A presentation on the Young Invincibles’ Healthy Young American campaign to educate, engage, and enroll young adults into health insurance. Additional information on this campaign includes key messaging and outreach best practices.
- Know Your Health Toolkit
A toolkit for healthcare providers and staff to increase youth-friendly services, quality preventive care, and the health literacy of youth.
Youth-Driven Health Organizations
A comprehensive health resource for Native youth by Native youth that address physical, sexual, and emotional health topics with culturally relevant content and stories .
- Native Youth Sexual Health Network
An organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
- Advocates for Youth
A program that helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health
- Young Women for Reproductive Justice
This collective of 14-24 year old activists working towards ensure reproductive freedom for all people
- Kids as Self-Advocates
A national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth
Youth-focused National Support
- Adolescent and Young Adult Health (AYAH) Center Newsletter
A monthly update on the latest news in adolescent and young adult health and includes resources and technical support for states and organizations
- Adolescent Health Initiative - University of Michigan
Provides youth-driven, innovative approaches to improving adolescent health care. Many free infographics, tools, and videos about youth-friendly healthcare can be found on this site.
- State Adolescent Health Resource Center - University of Minnesota
A technical assistance and training center focused on supporting public health professionals to improve the health and well-being of adolescents & young adults
- Comparison of the Adolescent Well Care Visit and Pre-participation Physical Evaluation
A tool to help schools and providers modify one visit to incorporate the elements of the other and offer care coordination that can minimize a student’s absence from school and sports.
- Adolescent Clinical Preventive Services Guidelines
A summary of recommended adolescent preventive services and screening tests and risk factors compiled from the United States Preventive Services Task Force, Bright Futures, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
- Check Yourself
This pre-visit health screening app that offers patient and provider immediate response-based feedback that work as talking points during the visit.It's currently available for use in large healthcare organizations, clinics and schools and can be integrated into electronic health records or customer relationship management systems.
- The Child and Adolescent Health Interactive Data Query
Estimates for all Title V National Performance and Outcome Measures from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health. You can view and compare national data by HRSA region and state.
- Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network
This group leverages developmental science to improve preventive services interventions and integrate behavioral health and primary care services.
- CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
This tool monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. The new 2015 YRBS Sexual Minority Data is now available.