Improving Adolescent Health
As they transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents make choices that affect their current and future health. These choices are often influenced by family members and friends as well as community, school and work environments.
Six critical types of adolescent health behavior contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among adults and youth (CDC) :
- Alcohol and drug use
- Injury and violence (including suicide)
- Tobacco use
- Physical activity
- Sexual behaviors
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists an intervention reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
|Intervention||Task Force Finding|
|Person-to-Person Interventions to Improve Caregivers'
Related Task Force Recommendations and Findings
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Improving adolescent health. www.thecommunityguide.org/adolescenthealth/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.