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Adolescent Health

Adolescence is the period of life from ages 10 to 21 when individuals develop from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence is characterized by marked physical, emotional and intellectual changes, as well as changes in social roles, relationships and expectations that shape a healthy adult.

Making a Difference in the Health of Adolescents

The role of environment in improving the health and well-being of adolescents has become increasingly important in our society. The critical environmental influences that make a difference in adolescent health include:

  • Parents and Families
  • Peers
  • Schools
  • Communities

The Adolescent Health Services Program maintains a comprehensive and holistic view of adolescents' health and well-being, from pre-adolescence to young adulthood. The Program looks at the overlap between behaviors, their underlying common causes, and successful interventions.

In these pages you will find specific resources addressed not only to adolescents, but to the individuals and groups in their environment that make a difference in their health and development.

Services Available

Partners: The Adolescent Health Services Program provides information, consultation, technical assistance, training, and educational presentations to adolescent health service providers and to community partners as they assess the needs, develop, implement and evaluate health programs that serve pre-adolescents, adolescents and young adults.

Resources for Parents and Teens

Organizations, fact sheets and web sites with information and tools for better adolescent health.

For More Information

About the program
The mission of the Adolescent Health Services program is to protect and promote the health and well-being of pre-adolescents, adolescents and young adults in the state of Mississippi.

Contact
For more information about our services, please contact your nearest county health department or call 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-453-4948) or (601) 576-7464.

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This page has been automatically translated from English. MSDH has not reviewed this translation and is not responsible for any inaccuracies.
Last reviewed on Oct 7, 2016

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Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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