The Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health operates through the adolescent health framework and works with partners, local organizations, and our communities to improve the health and well-being of adolescents.
The current initiatives, programs, and collaborations aid in the success of the vision with a focus on these four priorities:
Physical health — health promotion, sexual health, pregnancy prevention, connect to PCP, tobacco use prevention
Mental & behavioral health — awareness, destigmatization, mental health promotion, coping strategies, peer-to-peer counseling, substance use, connect to community resources
Social determinants of health — cradle to career; improve opportunities; access and support; education, housting, workforce, empoloyment opportunities; partnerships, connect to community resources
Violence prevention — systemic and policy changes (Justice Council); change outcomes of interaction with law enforcement and jusine system, decrease recidivism, second chances, crime prevention through environmental design training (CPTED)