The Adolescent Health Program works collaboratively with other state agencies and adolescent health partners to improve the health of Ohio’s adolescents. This task is accomplished through identification and assessment of health status and health risk behaviors.
The Adolescent Health Program functions as part of the School and Adolescent Health Section in the Bureau of Community Health Services and Patient-Centered Primary Care and is funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.
Sexual Health and Adoption Education Guidelines
Data to Action Planning for Adolescent Health (PowerPoint presentation)
Adolescent Health Fact Sheets
The Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
Member of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Team
Parents Are The Key to Safe Teen Drivers
ODH, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, is promoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teen safety initiative. Nationally, teens make up just over 6 percent of all licensed drivers, but accounted for 12 percent of all drivers in fatal crashes and 14 percent of all drivers in all crashes in 2008. Teens in Ohio mirror this trend, making up the largest percentage of any age group of drivers involved in fatal crashes, as well as the largest percentage of drivers in error of any age group involved in fatal crashes on Ohio's roads in 2009. About two in three fatal crashes involving teens are due to driver error, including mistakes due to inexperience and distractions. For more information, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/ParentsAreTheKey or Ohio Highway Safety Office or http://www.distraction.gov.
Ohio Department of Health
Adolescent Health Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Last Updated: 1/24/14