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.
The Title V Abstinence Education Grant Program (AEGP) provides funding for abstinence education, and where appropriate, mentoring, counseling and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity.
Projects focus on those groups most likely to bear children out of wedlock, including youth ages 10 to 19, who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups.
Providers utilize Positive Youth Development strategies to help youth build protective factors that mitigate the impact of past and future negative experiences to promote abstinence by strengthening beliefs of supporting abstinence, increasing skills to negotiate abstinence and resist peer pressure, and educating young people about HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted infections, in addition to including service linkages to local community partners that support the safety and well-being of the youth.
Abstinence Education Grant Program Overview:
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF)
- Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
- Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)
To learn more about AEGP, visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/programs/adolescent-pregnancy-prevention/programs/aegp
Adolescent and Young Adult Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (AYAH)
Through participation in the AYAH-CoIIN, Indiana hopes to identify and implement evidence-based strategies to increase access and the quality of preventive health care visits for adolescents and young adults.
The global aim of this project is to identify effective, replicable strategies for increasing access to, receipt of and quality of preventive health services by adolescents and young adults and for improving the quality and comprehensiveness of these services. This may be achieved through the following activities:
- Develop partnerships with state agencies and organizations.
- Incentivize providers, AYAs and parents to encourage preventive care.
- Encourage adolescent/young adult-centered care.
- Leverage missed opportunities to increase AYA well-care visits.
To learn more about AYAH, visit http://www.amchp.org/programsandtopics/AdolescentHealth/Pages/default.aspx
The Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor students' health risks and behaviors in six categories, including weight and diet, physical activity, injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and sexual behaviors.
School Health Profiles (Profiles) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories.
Additional Resources for Adolescent Health
Children’s Special Healthcare Services: http://www.in.gov/isdh/19613.htm
Child Fatality Review: http://www.in.gov/isdh/26154.htm
Chronic Disease, Primary Care and Rural Health: http://www.in.gov/isdh/24725.htm
HIV Prevention: http://www.in.gov/isdh/18695.htm
Minority Health: http://www.in.gov/isdh/25104.htm
Nutrition and Physical Activity: http://www.in.gov/isdh/20060.htm
Oral Health: http://www.in.gov/isdh/18695.htm
Trauma and Injury Prevention Division: http://www.in.gov/isdh/19537.htm
Contact: Adolescent Health Coordinator