Mississippi State Department of Health

MSDH Adolescent Health 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.


The Adolescent Health Services Program serves as a resource to Mississippi communities in assessing and addressing strengths and risks related to adolescent status through:

The Adolescent Health Services Program seeks to promote positive youth development and prevent or reduce negative health outcomes, focusing on:

Key audiences that can impact adolescent health

Primary activities

The Adolescent Health Program partners with many agencies and organizations to address health disparity issues among children, adolescents and young adults. Activities include:

Additional Resources


For more information on Adolescent Health Program services, please contact your nearest county health department or call 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-453-4948) or (601) 576-7464.

Links referenced
Adolescent Health Objectives    http://healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/objectiveslist.aspx?topicId=2
Children and Youth Services    http://www.dmh.ms.gov/service-options/mental-health/children-and-youth-services/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)    http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/adolescenthealth/nationalinitiative/
National Adolescent Health Information Center    http://nahic.ucsf.edu/
UCSF Public Policy Analysis and Education Center    http://policy.ucsf.edu/
American Academy of Pediatrics    http://www.aap.org/
The Konopka Institute    http://www.konopka.umn.edu/
Health Resources and Services Administration    http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-topics/adolescent-and-young-adult-health
Society for Adolescent Health    http://www.adolescenthealth.org/
More Resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,304,77,html
county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html

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