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
- 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 the implementation of skills-based curricula to prevent alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, violence, and risky sexual behavior in Baltimore City Public Schools.
The Center has a Community Advisory Board (CAB)–whose members represent several local community organizations.