North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Adolescent Health and Youth Development

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Learning and Growing

The Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) Program addresses health and youth development issues for at-risk youth, ages 10-19, in various counties in the District. A comprehensive youth development system educates and empowers teenagers with information and skills to make intelligent decisions in the areas of:

  • Teen sexuality
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Tobacco use

Collaboration

In an effort to maximize resources and services, AHYD’ Youth Development Coordinator facilitates communication and collaboration:

  • Government agencies
  • Faith-based
  • Schools (middle, high and college)
  • Private and civic groups

AHYD provides support to these youth-serving organizations in the form of

  • Program/event design and restructuring
  • Professional development
  • Parent empowerment sessions
  • Resources (brochures, teen incentives, etc.)
  • Financial support
  • Marketing and recruitment
  • Referral services

Learn about our related health services:

Pregnancy Testing
STD/HIV Testing
Women's Wellness