Adolescence is the period of life from ages 10 to 24 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.
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:
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.
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.
MSDH is working to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and the impact of teen births on the health of mothers and children.
Organizations, fact sheets and web sites with information and tools for better adolescent health.
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.
Adolescent Health Director
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216-4538
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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|For Teens, About Teens: Get the Facts||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,0,363,html|
|Comprehensive Health Screenings||https://medicaid.ms.gov/programs/early-and-periodic-screening-diagnosis-and-treatment-epsdt/|
|Oral Health Screenings and Referrals||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,151,html|
|Nutritional Assessment and Counseling||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,213,html|
|Mental Health Referrals||http://dmh.ms.gov/|
|Sexually Transmitted Disease Education and HIV Awareness||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,html|
|Domestic Violence and Rape Prevention, Crisis Intervention||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,104,html|
|Services for adolescents with special health care needs||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,163,html|
|Health Promotion and Preventive Health||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,html|
|More about teen pregnancy and Mississippi's teen pregnancy reduction plan||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,363,html|
|Family Planning Services||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,107,html|
|Resources for Parents||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,304,367,html|
|Resources for Teens and Young Adults||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,304,366,html|
|View More Resources||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,304,77,html|
|More about the Program's goals and activities||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,304,61,html|
|The MSDH Child and Adolescent Health Program||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,170,html|
|your nearest county health department||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html|
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