Related Sites

Looking for other resources on adolescent health? Visit the website links for the organizations below:

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Related Sites

  • American Academy of Pediatrics – A professional organization that sponsors a Section on Adolescent Health (SOAH). SOAH provides a forum for pediatricians interested in the health care of adolescents and enables members to discuss and develop ideas and programs which will improve the health and care of young people.
  • Bright Futures – An organization that provides resources to help teens understand their own health care needs. Bright Futures address issues that can help children of all ages lead healthy, happy lives. The resources may be useful for youth looking for information on staying healthy. ​
  • Centers for Adolescent Health & the Law – A national organization that works exclusively to promote the health of adolescents and their access to comprehensive health care. They are launching a 10-year initiative to address sexual exploitation and trafficking of adolescents and young adults.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – or CDC, through its Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), works to promote settings where youth can get a healthy start in reaching adulthood. DASH has data, fact sheets, and publications specific to adolescents.
  • Healthy Schools – Also from CDC, they provide research and resources showing the link between health and youth school success.
  • Healthy Texas Women – Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Healthy Texas Women services include family planning exams, pregnancy testing and counseling, sexually transmitted infection services, health screenings, and breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.
  • National Eating Disorders Association – or NEDA, is dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.
  • National Adolescent Health Information Center – or NAHIC, focuses on the intersection of public health, systems of care, and clinical practice. NAHIC supports state efforts to improve care for adolescents and young adults.  
  • National Organizations for Youth Safety – is working toward the common goal of addressing health and safety issues that affect youth in the United States. They want to build partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth while encouraging youth empowerment and leadership.
  • Office of Population Affairs  (formerly the Office of Adolescent Health) – promotes health across the reproductive lifespan through innovative, evidence-based adolescent health and family planning programs, services, strategic partnerships, evaluation, and research.
  • Power to Decide – provides trusted, high-quality, accurate information – backed by research – on sexual health and contraceptive methods so young people can make informed decisions.
  • Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention – or ReCAPP, provides practical tools and information to effectively reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. Teachers and health educators will find up-to-date, evaluated program materials to help with their work with teens.
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine – is a multidisciplinary group with an active international membership devoted to advancing the health and well-being of adolescents.
  • StopBullying.gov – provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. 
  • The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – aims to reduce teen pregnancy through research, advocacy, collaboration, and training so that every Texas teen has access to the information and resources needed to prevent unintended pregnancy.
  • Texas Network of Youth Services –  wants to strengthen services and support for Texas youth and families to help them overcome challenges and achieve healthy development.
  • Texas Youth Action Network – aims to strengthen Texas organizations’ capacity to build youth-adult partnerships and integrate youth voices in decision-making at all levels.
  • Youth.gov - provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.

 

For more information about Maternal and Child Health, or information regarding adolescent health in Texas, please contact us at:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal & Child Health
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 776-7373: Phone
(512) 458-7658: Fax
TitleV@dshs.texas.gov

 

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.


Last updated November 17, 2020