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Adolescents, Technology and Reducing Risk for HIV, STDs and Pregnancy

National Adolescent Health Information Center


Find Youth Info.gov
Site created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, with representatives from 12 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth

Data and Surveillance

School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)

School Health Profiles (Profiles)

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

Healthy Passages: A Multilevel, Multimethod Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health


Cognitive Development

The Teenage Brain: A Work in Progress [pdf 320K]
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

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Communication

Audience Insights: Communicating to Teens (Aged 12-17) [pdf 7.6M]
Health communication and marketing brief designed to help programs communicate more effectively with their teen audiences

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Health Care

Promoting Adolescent Health
American Medical Association

Quality of Care for Children and Adolescents: A Chartbook
Commonwealth Fund

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Other Federal Agencies and Programs

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Office of Adolescent Health

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education

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Policy

A CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health

School Health Index (SHI)

State School Health Policies Database
National Association of State Boards of Education

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Public Health Programs

Improving the Health of Adolescents and Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities [pdf 15.2M]
National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health

System Capacity for Adolescent Health: Public Health Improvement Tool
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and the National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators

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