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Youth Health

Adolescence is a time of tremendous opportunity and change.

The information found here is for youth, parents and the many people who support and provide services for them. The goal of our work is to promote the health and well-being of all adolescents in Oregon.  


Information for professionals and families about normal adolescent growth and development (social, physical, mental, and emotional) including charts, fact sheets, articles and publications.
There is a strong, well-established link between health and learning. Students’ health impacts attendance, test scores, and the ability to pay attention in class.
Promoting the connections between health and education and building supportive funding, leadership and policy through implementation of the Coordinated School Health Blueprint for Action.
Oregon's 63 School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are a unique health care model in which comprehensive physical, mental and preventive health services are provided to youth and adolescents in a school setting
Information for youth, parents, schools, community partners, policy makers and health care providers about adolescent health (10-24 year olds).
Becoming a sexually healthy adult is one of the most important developmental tasks of adolescence. Healthy sexuality is to be respected, and requires a sense of responsibility to be emotionally and physically prepared and protected.