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Center for Adolescent Health

About Us

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Who We Are

The Center for Adolescent Health is housed at the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Center is committed to assisting urban youth in becoming 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.


The mission of the Center for Adolescent Health is to collaborate with community partners and youth-serving organizations to conduct research and develop programs that are tested and proven to advance healthy adolescent development.

What We Do

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 the implementation of skills-based curricula to prevent alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, violence, and risky sexual behavior in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Advisory Board

The Center has a Community Advisory Board (CAB)–whose members represent several local community organizations.