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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. These funding streams support the delivery of positive youth development programming across the state through partnerships with local organizations. 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

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Nutrition and Fitness

Health Disparities

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

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The Adolescent and Reproductive Health Newsletter

Contact Us​

Michaela Jennings, MA
Program Manager, Adolescent Health & Reproductive Health Programs
Office Number
(402) 471-0538​
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026​

Emily Rivera, MS
Community Health Educator, Sr.,  Adolescent Health & Reproductive Health Programs
Office Number
(402) 471-0159
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026