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Adolescent Health

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.

2014 Ohio Adolescent Health Symposium – September 15, 2014

This FREE Symposium will bring together multi- disciplinary experts in adolescent medicine and health to address issues that impact the ability of adolescents to live healthy, safe and productive lives.  The Partnership will introduce newly developed strategies that support the implementation of the Ohio Adolescent Strategic Plan.   

Go to http://www.ohiopha.org/tabs/events/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=1085 for free registration.  Lunch is on your own.

Resources

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.

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Adolescent Health Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-644-8248
Fax: 614-644-9850

E-mail: Adolescent.health@odh.ohio.gov

Last Updated: 8/5/14