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Youth Health
teenagers

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.
Healthy Kids Learn Better Partnership (HKLB) works at the state and local level to foster partnerships between health and education stakeholders in order to reduce physical, social and emotional barriers to learning.
Oregon's 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
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.