Related Sites

Looking for other resources on Adolescent Health? Visit the website links for the organizations below:


Related Sites

American Academy of Pediatrics – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a professional organization of primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Bright Futures - The Bright Futures Guidelines provide guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-adolescent visits. Bright Futures can be incorporated into public health programs such as home visiting, child care, school-based health clinics, and many others. Materials developed especially for families are available. ​

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.

Centers for Disease Control – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), through its Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), works to promote settings where youth can gain fundamental health knowledge and skills, establish healthy behaviors for a lifetime, and connect to health services.

Healthy Schools - From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Healthy Schools provides research and resources showing the link between health and youth 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 (STI) services, health screenings, and breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.

National Eating Disorders Association – The National Eating Disorders Association (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 – National Adolescent Health Information Center (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 through research, networking, and partnering.  

National Organizations for Youth Safety  National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) promotes safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth while encouraging youth empowerment and leadership.

Office of Adolescent Health  - The Office of Adolescent Health(OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents. OAH leads through promoting strength-based approaches, strengthening multi-sector engagement, and bringing in youth voices to support healthy development and transitions to productive adulthood.

Power to Decide – 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 – The Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (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 – The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) is a multidisciplinary group with an active international membership devoted to advancing the health and well-being of adolescents.

Stop Bullying Now – Stop Bullying Now is a federal government website devoted to teach kids how to identify bullying and how to stand up to it safely.

Texas Network of Youth Services –  The Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) uses a systems-change approach to focus in on seven key areas:

  • Prevent problems before they start by investing in proven programs that help keep youth safely at home with their parents.
  • Address challenging adolescent behaviors appropriately, based on research about adolescent brain development, to get to the root of the problem and prevent recurrence.
  • Provide safe, nurturing living arrangements for young people who cannot remain at home with their parents.
  • Offer services and supports for young adults who are homeless and on their own.
  • Ensure services for youth are trauma-informed and do not inadvertently re-traumatize clients with histories of abuse or neglect.
  • Support young people in challenging situations through the transition to adulthood.
  • Promote Positive Youth Development and work in partnership with youth. - This federal website 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


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 March 27, 2019