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What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

A Positive Youth Development Framework

  • Views ALL young people as assets to society with unique perspectives.
  • Engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups and families in a constructive manner.
  • Recognizes and enhances their strengths.
  • Promotes positive outcomes for young people. To do so, it provides them with opportunities, builds positive relationships, and gives them the support they need to build on their leadership strengths (www.youth.gov).
  • Values the involvement of young people in the programs that try to help them improve their health outcomes.

Adolescent Health

About the program

The Nebraska Adolescent Health Program supports all caring, supportive adults working with young people. The goal of this program is to make sure that these adults have the knowledge and skills they need to assist youth and young adults so they can grow and become happy, healthy, successful adults.

The program receives Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention funding from the Family Youth Services Bureau. Under the Title V Maternal Child Health Block Grant, the program also leads adolescent and young adult-related work. Last, the program builds partnerships to improve the health and well-being of young people in Nebraska.

Health topics

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Nutrition, Fitness and Obesity

Health Disparities and Health Equity

Substance Use and Abuse

Injury Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resources

         University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

         Tel: (402) 472-5678, Fax: (402) 472-5679, Web: http://ww w.ppc.nebraska.edu

Data and Resources

Adolescent Health Initiatives

For more information, contact:

Michaela Jennings, M.A.
Adolescent Health Program Manager
Office Number
(402) 417-0538
Cell Number
(402) 416-6746

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