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WHAT's New

For more information about Center community partnerships, the Community Advisory Board (CAB), or the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), please contact Katrina Brooks at 443-287-3006 or klbrooks@jhsph.edu.

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Who We Are

The Center for Adolescent Health is committed to assisting urban youth to become healthy and productive adults. Together with its community partners, the Center conducts research that identifies the needs and strengths of young people and tests programs designed to promote their health and well-being.

Mission

To work in partnership with youth, people who work with youth, community residents, public policy makers, and program administrators to help urban adolescents develop healthy adult lifestyles.

What We Do

  • Improve the health and well-being of young people in the community
  • Collaborate with the local community to conduct real-world research that advances healthy adolescent development
  • Ensure that research results are readily available for practical application in the community
  • Connect with other youth-serving organizations who share a common vision
  • Disseminate Center work to the broader community

Commitment to the Community

The Center has worked in partnership with community agencies in Baltimore to understand and reduce adolescent risk behaviors such as tobacco and alcohol use, violence and early sexual activity.

With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Center is focusing on incorporating mental health promotion into existing employment and youth training programs.

Advisory Boards

The Center has two permanent community advisory groups: the Community Advisory Board (CAB)--whose members represent several local community organizations--and the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).


 

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