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Indiana State Department of Health

Adolescent Health Services Adolescent Health Services

The Adolescent Health Services Program is comprised of programs and initiatives that serve the Hoosier adolescent population, ages 10-24. Below is a brief overview of current activities.

  • Indiana RESPECT (Reduces Early Sex and Pregnancy by Educating Children and Teens)

Indiana RESPECT is an adolescent and teen pregnancy prevention initiative. Funded youth-serving organizations provide sexual abstinence education and pregnancy prevention education programs for youth and their parents. To learn more about Indiana RESPECT, click here.

  • School-Based Adolescent Health Clinics

The Maternal and Child Health Block Grant provides partial funding for 3 school-based clinics serving approximately 2,400 students annually. These clinics are designed to meet the health needs of adolescents without a regular source of medical care. Clinics offer adolescents comprehensive preventive health services including physical exams, diagnosis, treatment and referral for illness or chronic health problems, nutritional assessment and counseling, psychosocial assessment and intervention, and health education. Clinics strive to minimize the negative aspects of risk-taking behaviors, seek to meet the adolescents' unique health and developmental needs, and promote healthy lifestyle choices and practices conducive for responsible adulthood.

  • Indiana Coalition to Improve Adolescent Health

The Indiana Coalition to Improve Adolescent Health (ICIAH) is comprised of individuals and representatives from agencies and organizations serving youth in a variety of capacities who share the common goal of improving the health of adolescents and emerging adults. The Indiana State Department of Health is a proud member of this coalition. The mission of the Indiana Coalition to Improve Adolescent Health is to empower adolescents and emerging adults (ages 10-24) to choose lifestyle behaviors that will improve their quality of life and address their unique health needs. For more information about the coalition, visit

Contact : Adolescent Health Coordinator
Bus:  317-234-7731
Fax: (317)233-7001

Youth Summit
Indiana Convention Center
March 13th, 2008

More than 600 teens from 37 counties attended the youth summit on March 13 to discuss solutions to adolescent health problems identified in the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.   During the event, teens attended breakout sessions to discuss alcohol and drug use, healthy relationships, injury, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, and violence. To learn more about the featured speakers at this event and review feedback from students attending the summit, click here.